This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...a few impressions taken of their designs. Hence these early works are rare, and much sought after by amateurs. We now come to the Dutch and Flemish schools, which were one until Rembrandt and Rubens gave to e;ich of them a separate identity and lustre. Treating them here in their united classification, there are ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...a few impressions taken of their designs. Hence these early works are rare, and much sought after by amateurs. We now come to the Dutch and Flemish schools, which were one until Rembrandt and Rubens gave to e;ich of them a separate identity and lustre. Treating them here in their united classification, there are specimens from Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden, and Suyderhoef, as well as engravings after Rubens. The Rembrandts, which form perhaps the most valuable part of the collection, are numerous, not all in good condition but always interesting, in the same way that Rembrandt's works in general are not all perfect but always valuable. For if he was unfortunate in the choice of his subjects, if he was guilty of anachronisms in his costumes, if he failed when he attempted to depict the sublime, and even if it be true that he obstinately refused to study from the antique, he is still a great master; and instead of spoiling our pleasure by poring over his defects, we would do well to improve our taste by imagining what he would be without them. What we would call tiie Puhens collection in Holland House is a volume of engravings after Rubens of the pictures in the Luxembourg, published in Paris (1710). Lucas van Leyden, the contemporary and friend of Albert Diirer, differed somewhat in style from the great German master. Bryan says that he may be regarded as the patriarch of the Dutch school; certainly he was an infant prodigy in it; for he designed and engraved at eight years old, and at fourteen he produced his celebrated Mahomet Drunk. His plates, which were as fine in the foreground as in the distance, did not stand much wear. In engraving the first to come are the best served; and the few works of Lucas van Leyden in this collection unfortunately do not appe...
Very Good+ 1874 first edition; Volume 1 only. Red leather hard cover, spine rubbed but gilt still bright. Interior like new, no marks or wear. Marbled endpapers, hinges perfectly intact. Corners of cover worn at tips.; Vol. 1; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 370 pages; 16104 Professional bookseller for twenty years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.
Very Good. London: Macmillan & Company, 1875. Third edition. Leather bound. 370 pp. Very good, with a sunned and rubbed spine and scratches. Foxing throughout. Prior owner's bookplate on front prelim. Frontis piece, tissue guard, and foldouts are intact. Bound in full, gilt stamped, green leather; with marble endpapers.
10299 LIECHTENSTEIN M. PRINCESS 1874 HOLLAND HOUSE. IN TWO VOLUMES., VOLUME ONE, 289PP. VOLUME TWO. 255PP. ILLUSTRATED. HARD COVER. BACK COVER LOOSE IN VOLUME TWO NICELY BOUND IN BLUE AND GOLD. SET IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. FIRST EDITION. (BS-165)
Very Good. Half Leather. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings except for previous owner's bookplate on ffep or inside front cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. Half brown leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers identicle to front/rear covers. Mild foxing on a few pages closest to the covers. Former owner's bookplate. Bindings straight and tight.003 Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1874. Half Leather.
Very good(+) Numerous steel engravings and lithographs, several fold out facsimlies. 2 volumes, tall 8vo, ornately gilt blue cloth (top of spines repaired). London: Macmillan, 1874. Second Edition. Very Good (+).
Fine. Extra illustrated with lithographs, copper and steel engravings, mainly portraits, and numerous woodcuts throughout the text, + several fold out facsimlies. 2 volumes, tall 8vo, beautifully rebound in 3/4 brown morocco with black spine labels, marbled boards, t.e.g. London: Macmillan, 1874. Fine.
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