With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors. Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more. So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.
Title Monogram Album with Monograms Incorporated into 38 Watercolors and Ink Drawings
Binding Full Morocco
Book Condition Very Good Plus
Seller ID 006092
A marvelous monogram album in which the monograms are creatively incorporated into charming watercolor and ink illustrations, with a few highly imaginative examples. 4to. 29 by 25 cm. 38 leaves. The most special of the plates include a painting of two women in eighteenth century gowns fanning themselves in a drawing room; a portrait of one of those two women; a seated elderly woman by a table of fruits, the woman and her pose bearing a resemblance to Whistler's Mother; a Punch and Judy show with a little boy as specatator and a man playing a drum in front of the puppet theatre; a clock decorated with painted seraphs; a china plate with a Chinoiserie painting in its center; and a pretty young woman's portrait in profile. Perhaps less unusual to the genre but extremely well done are paintings of a slipper; of a screen; of a fan; of a cart; of criss-crossed badminton racquettes; of a cannon; of a pail; of a brush; etc. A few of the paintings are slightly unfinished -- we see pencil lines and perhaps some color had as yet not been brushed on. A decorative full morocco binding by W & A Webster of Piccadilly. The binding has gilt and blindstamped fleur-de-lys and star decoration covering the boards and the spine. Condition: a slight cock to the binding, with the rear board jutting out a touch further than the front board.