4to. viii; 380pp. Copiously illustrated with a complete set of 37 plates. Those being, 25 Engravings from the Vernon Gallery and 12 Sculptures. Additionally, there are 16 wood engravings depicting “Passages from The Poets”. The “List of Illustrations” has previously been annotated, quite discretely, in pen. Half leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Red label on spine and gilt date. The binding has seen considerable wear at both its edges and the spine’s outer hinge. The leather is peeling away at points and the hinge is slightly exposed at the rear joint. Internally however the book is in excellent condition. Some minor water-damage to the tops of a few plates, though this is very minimal [please see pictures for clarity]. A rare, early edition of the complete set of monthly Art Journal editions from the year 1849. 11th edition to be printed prior to the “New Series” in 1855.
Various, The Art Journal. 1849. [Complete], J. S. Virtue & Co Ltd., 1849
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