New York: The Century Co., 1909. Hardcover. Tan paper/boards; brown cloth spine. Gilt lettering and small decoration. xiii, 289 pp. with 43 bw plates. Top edges gilt. Bookplate of Alexander T. Van Laer on front end paper. No dust jacket, likely as issued. Good. Very clean contents with no chips, tears, or other blemishes (no foxing, damp staining, etc.). Covers have some shelf soiling. Front board is separated from spine at bottom (4 inches), causing hinge to loosen. One free end paper has detached but is laid in. Alexander T. Van Laer (1857-1920) was an American artist who studied at the Art Students League of New York and in the Netherlands. Item #4653
This is the 1909 edition of this book, lacking some letters by Whistler which were published in the 1908 first edition. The author was a friend of Whistler's during his time in Venice and well-disposed to write on the subject, of which little is otherwise known.
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