Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters (First series, complete: Volumes 1 through 10)

Oxford: Oxford University Press / Vasari Society, 1905-1915. Original/First. Softbound. Oversize. Plates and letterpress pages loose as issued in original blue envelopes. 10 volumes. Each volume protected in a blue folio with string ties. Part I (1905-1906), plates 1-32. Part II (1906-1907), plates 1-32. Part III (1907-1908), plates 1-35. Part IV (1908-1909), plates 1-35. Part V (1909-1910), plates 1-40. Part 6 (1910-1911), plates 1-35. Part VII (1911-1912), plates 1-30 (32 total). Part VIII (1912-1913), plates 1-33 (34 total). Part IX (1913-1914), plates 1-28. Part X (1914-1915), plates 1-29 (31 total) plus index. Plates are mostly monochrome or duotone, but a few are in color. All are tipped in. Most issues include reports to society members and order forms (the report in volume 3 might be missing). Volume 1 also contains the 1920 Guide to all ten issues. VG- (overall, a binding copy. minor edgewear/cornerwear to some pages at string ties or where envelopes have worn through. some toning to section title pages, especially ones stored outside the envelopes. In volume 2, one of the inserts was printed on acidic paper which has left light toning to nearby pages. the pages were collated but not cut, causing wear near the fold on the sheet with the first and final text, mostly affecting inside margin. In vol 5, the corner of the page with plate 40 is creased. In vol 6, there is a small stain in the margin of plate 10. Vol 8 has a bumped corner, with some minor creasing to inside bottom page corners. In vol 9, the paper on which plates 5 and 11 are mounted are toned, and there are some spots on the text page for plate 27. most wear is to the portfolios and envelopes, with edgewear, soiling and toning . envelopes are still intact, but many have creases, cracks and tears at openings, corners, sides etc). Item #134285

Each plate includes a full description of the size, method and discussion of the topic of the work. With a folded sheet about the series and society and an original order form. NOT second series.

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