Book Description

Art and the Formation of Taste, Six Lectures by Lucy Crane, published by Macmillan, London 1882. A 1st edition. With illustrations drawn by Thomas and Walter Crane. In full red leather binding, size 18.5 by 12 cm. 293 pages. All edges marbled and with marbled endpapers. Gold-stamped decoration to front board and spine. The front board also has a gold-tooled banner with a Latin motto (Beati Mundo Corde, or Blessed are the Pure in Heart, a line from Dante with a reference to the fable of the wolf and the crane. There is a plain white plate pasted over the inside of the front endpaper which may have been used to cover a bookplate and the book would appear to be a prize binding. Good to VG condition with minor rubbing to head and foot of spine.
Author Crane
Date 1882
Binding Full leather
Publisher Macmillan
Illustrator Crane
Condition Good to VG
Pages 293

Price: £45.00

Offered by Arthur Hook

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