BRITISH WATER-COLOUR ART 1804 - 1905 In the first year of the reign of King Edward the Seventh, during the century covered by the life of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. Illustrated by the collection of drawings dedicated by that Society to their Majesties the King and Queen
Published by The Fine Art Society. Adam and Charles Black. in London 1904
FIRST EDITION 8vo. hardback in later fine binding of half black morocco with raised bands, red title lable and highly ornamental gilt to spine, and tan cloth-bound boards, in blue grey clothbound slipcase with brown morocco title label to spine, gilt and original decorated cloth front panel laid on. t.e.g., marbled endpapers. 218pp, illustrated with 62 tissue-guarded colour plates and a fold-out colour facsimile of the signed document originally presented to their Majesties along with the watercolours. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Slight damage to outer and lower edges of first few original pages including crease to lower margin of first colour plate and tissue guard. Untrimmed foredge slightly dusty. Overall a VERY GOOD COPY IN FINE BINDING AND SLIPCASE.