Very Good. 0405077416 Very Good; Contents are tight; small stain to blank edge of one plate; shipping might be extra on this heavy book. THIS IS VOLUME 1 ONLY OF A TWO VOLUME SET. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE VOLUME 2 (SOLD SEPARATELY); Hard Cover; Volume 1; Arno Press; 1976;
[9.25" X 12.25"] Black and white illustrations, 331, 404pp. Volume 1: Slightly soiled covers, bottom and top edges, else very good, text clean and tight; Volume 2: Very good+, text clean and tight / no dust jackets.
Facsimile reprint editions. Issued as a set. Together, 4 volumes. Pp. 331, 404 + 406 + 227. Hundreds of illustrations and plates, many in color. Cream cloth lettered on spine and front cover in dark brown. Modern wine labels have been pasted to the blank ends and blank portion of half titles within each volume; slight soiling to covers. With the exceptions noted, a fine set of these useful reference volumes. Three of the most important reference works on nineteenth century lithography, in a very affordable format (the original volumes would reach a few thousand dollars). Originally published in 1929, 1931, and 1935, these volumes form a necessary set for any study of stone lithography. The two volumes on Currier & Ives prints include a checklist of all known prints. America on Stone is a chronicle of American lithography other than that of Currier & Ives from its beginning shortly before 1820 and includes an alphabetical list of the artists, lithographers, and publishers. The final volume covers lithography in California as a specialized topic and includes an alphabetical listing of artists, lithographers, and publishers. Included is a detailed subject index.
A chronicle of the Firm, and of the artists and their work, with notes on collection; reproductions of 142 of the prints and originals, forming a pictiorial record of American life and manners in the last century; and a checklist of all known prints published by N. Currier and Currier & Ives. Two vols. 4to, pp. 331, 404. Illustrated. Covers little soiled, o/w a nice copy. Offered in a boxed set with America on Stone: The other printmakers to the American people, pp. 415, reprinted from the 1931 Doubleday edn.; and California on Stone, pp. 227, reprinted from the 1935 Doubleday edn.
Good/Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall; Type: Ex-Library 1962. This book contains multiple Currier & Ives illustrative plates (192 plates). The front cover has an illustration of a snow sleigh with decorative cover. The book has a hint of shelf wear on corner tips. The name of the previous owner is on the first blank end page. The book is "ex-library" and has the usual library markings in and on the book. The spine is faded. There are No Marks, No Underlining, and No Writing in the book. The book is clean and tight. The book is in very good readable condition.
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