The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates
The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates The Nude in Art 1896 monumental illustrated book 45 photogravure plates
$ 750.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Visual Arts, Nude, Illustrations, Illustrated Books).

The Nude in Art: A Collection of Forty-Five Photogravures Reproduced from the Original Paintings, Selected from the Best Works of the Most Famous Painters of the Nude, With an Introduction by Clarence Lansing.
Published 1896. London by H.S. Nichols.
45 photogravures plates protected by original tissue guards.

An oversized monumental folio work, most plates seem worthy of display or framing. Scarce work, likely because it was expensive and thus printed in small numbers and many examples have been broken for the prints.

Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, elaborate gilt pictorial spine & cover decorations.

Book is very heavy and physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.

Binding age worn, hinges split with covers loosened (due to heft/ weight of the text block), joints scuffed, front cover with a couple surface scrapes, tips of covers worn through, remains overall attractive as an object.

Text block paper is gently toned, all plates retain their tissue guards and are clean, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.

Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this fine desirable plate book survives.

Book Measures c. 19" H x 13 1/4" W.

[B2229].