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Catalogue No.4 - International Art

Original Art in Books – Rare Prints – Lithographs & Woodcuts – Books on Artists

Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects by Giorgio Vasari. [With a manuscript letter signed by american painter and muralist Edwin Howland Blashfield to Miss Emily Kee

Vasari, Giorgio / Blashfield, Edwin Howland / Blashfield, Evangeline Wilbour / Hopkins, Albert A.

Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects by Giorgio Vasari. [With a manuscript letter signed by american painter and muralist Edwin Howland Blashfield to Miss Emily Keene Barnum in which a Miss Gray is discussed, a model who posed for Blashfields Mural in Washington’s Library of Congress]. Edited and Annotated in t he Light of Recent Discoveries by E.H. and E.W. Blashfield and A.A. Hopkins.

First Edition. Four Volumes (complete set). New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1897. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I: Tipped-in manuscript letter by Blashfield, LXXII, 336 pages / Volume II: VI, 407 pages / Volume III: 416 pages / Volume IV: 443 pages. Hardcover / Original burgundy publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to spine and ornament to front board. All four volumes in protective collector’s mylar. The endpaper to which the beautiful letter of Blashfield is attached, slightly detached. Spine slightly faded, otherwise in absolutely excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of preowner Emily Keene Barnum on endpaper of each Volume. The letter with interesting content: “My Dear Miss Barnum, I have never seen Miss Gray since she posed for my Washington Library Things several years ago. She called a year or two later, saw Mrs. Blashfield, Told her she was playing with an English Company and would come to the studio if she had time but I never saw her after her first visit to this country nor can I remember that she left any address. I am very [?] that I cannot help you. Yours Edwin H. Blashfield – 48 W. 59 St. 16 Mch 1901”.

EUR 750,-- 

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