Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford

Hunt, W[illiam]. Holman, OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: THE STORY OF THE PAINTING OF THE PICTURES ON THE WALLS AND THE DECORATIONS ON THE CEILING OF THE OLD DEBATING HALL (NOW THE LIBRARY) IN THE YEARS 1857-8-9 (Oxford: University Press; & London: Henry Froude, 1906). First edition, 37.5 x 27.5cm [folio], in publisher's quarter-bound navy linen w/grey buckram spine, lt. blue title to fr. cover & dark blue title to spine, [42] cardstock pp. w/12 photographic plates of the Oxford Union murals by D.G. Rossetti, W. Holman Hunt, Arthur Hughes, William Morris, E. Burne-Jones, etc. (all w/captioned & "Express Bank" watermarked tissue-guards), & introduction by C.J. Holmes. Stated Limited Edition (168/300) printed by the publisher. Binding Good (corner-tips moderately bumped & worn, spine darkened, & boards a bit marked & soiled); contents Very Good (occas. lt. spotting & thumbing, & verso of final plate browned). Fredeman 36.8 & 79.3, Fennell 953. (Inv. #561) C$250

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