Title The Portrait Gallery. Distinguished Poets, Philosophers, Statesmen, Divines, Painters, Architects, Physicians, and Lawyers, since the revival of art; with their biographies. Arranged in chronological order. Originally published by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
Publisher Wm. S. Orr and Co., London. 1853
Seller ID 42131
3 volumes. Half-bound in bottle-green calf with gilt lettering to contrasting red calf labels and raised bands and gilt decorations to compartments to spine; patterned dark maroon cloth boards. All page edges marbled. Marbled end-papers. High quality portrait plates and ills. to text also. Extremities sl. bumped and rubbed, cloth sl. sunned with mild marks here and there. Antique bookplate to front paste-down of each vol. + small more recent owner's name to fly-leaf Vol. I. Some foxing internally, mainly to margins of plates. A handsome set. VG
BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS history portraits