Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Color-pictorial paper/boards; dark blue lettering; 184 pp.; BW frontis. Profusely illustrated in bw. All edges gilt. Likely the original edition, published prior to the decorative blue cloth edition. VG, clean, tight contents but with some wear to covers at spine area. Binding is beginning to split at front end papers but still is secure. List of artists represented, written in black fountain pen in a lovely hand, pinned (with straight pins) to a blank front end paper. Item #162820
Fully Illustrated with Portraits, Studio Interiors, Engravings of Paintings, Sculpture and Architecture, and also, With Many Original Drawings by Members of The American Watercolor Society. Begins with the story of the visit of two boys to the Water Color Exhibition...republished so that other young people could learn interesting and very instructive facts concerning art in general and the different methods which artists pursue..."In addition to this there is a description of a children's art-school in New York, and the 24 mentioned biographies (list of artists on request). Probably written by Ednah Cheney and S.G.W. Benjamin or possibly Lizzie W. Champney. A very night copy with an engaging cover.
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