Book Description

Richard Cosway R.A. by George C. Williamson (George Bell and Sons, 1905). Hardback – publisher’s cloth with gilt and silver decoration, page-block with top edge gilt. pp. xiii, [1], 147, plus b/w plates. 9 x 6.5 inches approx. (230mm x 165mm). Binding showing only light rubbing to extremities; offsetting to endpapers; spotting to page edges; pages dusty and with occasional foxing throughout but generally clean; several pages slightly kinked to upper corner; open gutter between two page gatherings exposing spine backstrip but otherwise page block remains tight either side of the break. Overall, light wear but otherwise in nice, clean condition – a very attractive copy.
Dealer Notes
Revised and re-written study of the portrait miniaturist Richard Cosway of a work first published in 1896.

Lovely decorative binding designed by ‘G.M.W.’ incorporating a Cosway miniature.

Richard Cosway, long after his death, was the inspiration for the ‘Cosway Binding’ that utilised a finely painted miniature inlaid into a fine leather binding.
Author George C. Williamson
Date 1905
Publisher George Bell and Sons

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