Rare hardback book ‘An Illustrated Catalogue of the Whistler Memorial Exhibition’ Regent Street London 1905
Part of the Robin Spencer collection of art books.
Robin Spencer ( retired professor of the History of Art department at University of St. Andrews ) curated the Whistler exhibition that inaugurated the National Galerie in West Berlin in 1969 and has written widely about his art.
‘An Illustrated Catalogue of the Whistler Memorial Exhibition’ published by William Heinemann of London, 1905.
‘Edition De Luxe’ first or early edition.
10″ x 8″.
Printed at the Ballantyne Press, London.
A brown cloth hardback catalogue of Paintings, Drawings, Etchings and Lithographs, featured in the display at the New Gallery, Regent Street, Memorial Exhibition of the works of the late James McNeill Whistler.
First President of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.
A world famous collection, some lent for the Exhibition by His Majesty the King, from the Royal Library.
Cover is a little worn, and edges bumped, but spine is tight, and gilt tipped page edges bright.
Inner pages good and many of the plates protected by original tissue guards.
Owners name on frontispiece.
Original rough edge pages.
Some age toning but overall good for its’ age.
Includes the contents of each of the Exhibition Rooms with detailed text throughout, explaining each subject in fine detail.