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Robinson, J.C.
South Kensington Museum. Italian Sculpture of the Middle Ages and Period of the Revival of Art. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works Forming the Above Section of the Museum, with additional Illustrative Notices.

London Chapman and Hall: 1862.

An important and popular catalog which included a good survey of Florentine sculpture, sections on Michelangelo and della Robbia, and sculptural elements besides figural pieces, such as tombs, tabernacles and chimney pieces. This example is from the extra-illustrated edition, which, as Hamber notes in 'A Higher Branch of the Art', "included up to twelve albumen prints... curiously the photographs used for these extra-illustrated editions frequently duplicated the existing line-engraved illustrations".

Hardcover. 6.5"x10", xxxi + 192 pages, 20 lithographed plates and 11 mounted albumen plates publisher's extremely handsome full gilt-stamped morocco covers with a little wear and rubbing a little internal soil mounted plates quite nice and unfaded bookplate showing this was given as the Queen's Prize for modeling from the Antique in the National Art-competition in 1866.

Inventory #: 30324
Price: $ 250.00      



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