NY: D. Appleton & Co, 1876. First Edition. 4to, pp. 380. Bound in contemporary black 3/4 leather, some rubbed, some very minor soiling inside, but a very good tight clean copy. AEG. Illustrated throughout. Item #53981
Contains 36 steel-cut full-page engravings on heavyweight paper, by Leighton, Lanseer, Bouguereau, Bertrand, et al, plus hundreds of other b/w illustrations. Text includes over 100 illustrated articles on such diverse topics as American Art Manufacturers, Archaelogical Discoveries in Rome, Art Glass in Paris, Art in Italy, Art in Paris, Notes on Bookplates, Bronze as an Art Material, The Centennial Exhibition, Traditions of Christian Art, (Illustrated Wonders of) Colorado, Costume of English Women, Indian Enameling, Historic Painting in Rome, Holy Families by Michael Angelo in the Sistine Chapel, Homes of America, Stately Homes of England, Ancient Irish Art, Pictures of Italian Architecture, Japanese Art, The Sculptor Millet, Oliver Cromwell, John Milton, Galleries of Florence, Sevres Porcelain, Venetion Glass, biographies of American painters, notes on individual works of art, etc. Pages162 to 336 are devoted to “The Illustrated Centennial Exhibition” (at Philadelphia), with many engraved illustrations of glass, ceramics, furniture and other decorative arts.