Seeley & Co, 1885, Hardcover (Quarter Leather), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First, Illustrated By: Various
list of illustrations, preface by author and index. Dark blue coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 43 black-and-white reproductions of various artists work, including Camille Corot, J. M. W. Turner, Titian and Van Eyck, along with seven explanatory pen-sketches. Brown coloured leather backstrip with gilt coloured title and small coat of arms of author. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed titles and gilt illustration. "It may the worth to say a few words in this place about the intention of the present work. It is not intended to be a treatise on landscape painting, either from a technical and aesthetic side, nor is it by any means exclusively a treatise on landscape in nature. My dominant idea has been the influence of natural landscape upon man, and I may without much presumption suppose myself to be in some degree fitted to write a book on such a theme, because the influence of natural landscape upon myself is always being extremely powerful, and have always been deeply interested in observing how it affects others." -- from preface page IX . Softening and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and there is a 0.5" tear to the top backstrip edge. Bumping to the book corners, along with a little fraying. Rubbing along the book edges and to the book panels. The front hinge has cracked but the textblock is tight and square. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). , VI - XVI, , 2-386,  pages,. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 0114764.