The Turner Gallery. A Series of One Hundred and Twenty Engravings From the Works of the Late J.M.W. Turner, R.A. The Descriptive Text by W. Cosmo Monkhouse (Volumes 1 and 2)

New York: D. Appleton, 1879, circa. Softbound. A collection of 116 of 128 steel engravings of Turner's works from this series housed in 38 (2/40 missing) blue paper folios with black lettering. With tissue guards and separate text plate for each engraving. All in a textured cinnamon board binding with black decoration. Oversize. 19 pounds. Will require extra postage. 6 engravings missing; blue folders for parts 19 and 20 missing; cloth spine detached but laid in. Entire set is ex-lib. with cover labels and with small, blue inked lib. stamps on each plate, into the image. Many folders are faded and separated at spine; others are in VG- condition. Tissue guards and some text pages are varied in edge condition but with no major flaws or tears. Majority of plates are VG, but for the stamps. Item #114553

Volumes 1 and 2 together. Included is a list of engravings at the beginning of each volume. With an introductory biography of Turner. Each folio was published and sold as a subscription series, 3 engravings each, along with the tissue guards and annotation plates.

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