Very Good. In mylar. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Tears to dj with loss. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
BRUEGEL, Peter. Very good. Brown cloth boards with impressing on the front and white spine with gold lettering. Includes original dust jacket wrapped in protective mylar. [269p], 34.5 cm. Composed in monophoto bembo 16-body. Printed on the press of the Saint Augustine Bookshop in Bruges using special Fidelith 2 paper manufactured at intermills. Block engraved by the Photogravure de Shutter in Antwerp. This book is in English but also published simultaneously in French, Dutch and German. Includes 60 illustrations, an additional 30 details from those 60 paintings; 27 drawings, and 6 additional plates (one pen-and-ink drawing and five engraved plates). Dust jacket is torn at the back with pieces missing at edges, corners and spine Binding is very good shape with only minor wear at edges and corners of the boards. Pages clean, except for the edges which are a yellowing. Text unmarked. Very good condition. Published on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Peter Bruegel's death. Contents: Preface by Felix Timmermans; Foreword; The Sources; The Century: A Teeming World, The Century of the Hapsburg; The Man: Myth and History, The Heart of the Spirit, and The Eye and the Hand; Chronological Table, List of Illustrations.
First edition in English (hardback). 4to (34cm by 25cm), 269pp. 6 plates, 60 colour illustrations, 27 drawings. Original white parchment spine, brown cloth boards, dustwrapper, black card slipcase. The book is in very good condition; the dustwrapper is near-VG (short nick to one edge), the slipcase is rubbed. ISBN 9061530490.
Good in good dust jacket. Good condition book. Tan to the page edges. The dust jacket is a little tatty and torn. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
VG / VG-, dj torn at head on front and back. Slipcase has worn corners and 1-inch tear on one bottom edge. Brown cloth with gilt decoration and lettering, white dj with color illus., black papered board slipcase with gilt decoration, 269 pp., over 60 illustrations, mostly color and tipped-in. An impressive summary of the artist's life. Summarize from the foreword: the book discusses important documents, a study of the period in which Bruegel lived, the historic events of the time, etc. The illustrations include the entire painted work of the artist, each in color by the best processes available, and supplemented by details of many. "His peasants … are so completely OUR peasants that the people of the low countries all continue to … speak rather tenderly of the one who painted them as 'our Bruegel'."
Fine in Fine jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-September 9, 1569) was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (Genre Painting). He is nicknamed 'Peasant Bruegel' to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty, but is also the one generally meant when the context does not make clear which "Bruegel" is being referred to. From 1559 he dropped the 'h' from his name and started signing his paintings as Bruegel. Includes worn slipcase.
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