W. Claude Johnson, 1918, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
Part of a set of the first bound 57 volumes of this prestigious magazine, all of which remaining for sale are offered for sale separately on this website, including this volume. Packed with articles and many colour and mono plates about collectibles, rare items, antiques and associated material. Publisher and Editors vary throughout the run of 57 volumes, but all are bound consistently in fine brown cloth with gilt titles and border on front covers, volume number stamped at bottom of spine in gilt. All volumes have the elegant bookplate of previous owner William A.Crowe laid in (front endpaper), a very pleasant design in itself. Condition of this whole set is remarkably good, very slight foxing some volumes to front endpapers but practically none throughout text. All tissue sheets intact throughout. A very finely preserved set of the first 57 volumes of this unique periodical. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Spine embossed with square border-rule in gilt (now somewhat faded), with title "The Connoisseur Illustrated" gilt-stamped top left-hand corner front cover, and also gilt title on spine Gilt dates and Volume Number on spine both clear and bright, but title gilt faded on spine and front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; England; 1900-1920; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 12353.