BRITISH WATER-COLOUR ART
Good condition. British Water-Colour Art 1804-1904 Covered by the Life of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours. A & C Black 20 Shilling Series. 3000 copies printed. Blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Red and gilt decorations also to spine and front cover. 60 tissue-guarded colour plates, plus 1 b/w and a folding facsimile of the address. Top edge gilt.
Spine is browned with a few chips to top and tail. Damp stain along bottom edge of front cover. Corners are bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing. Finger mark to plate page 20. Small stain to lower margin plates/pages 178-200. Rear joint is split and VERY FRAGILE - stitching is just about holding on. A reading copy.
Stock no. 2137534