November 5, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Lot 296: [Original Whistler Etching] Etching & Etchers(37 views)
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Description: Hamerton, Philip Gilbert. ETCHING & ETCHERS. Third Edition. London: MacMillan and Co., 1880. 12" x 8.5". xxxiii, , 360 + 47 plates (of 48, wanting the Ostade plate, page 75, seemingly never bound in.) Publisher's 1/4 morocco over cloth with spine lettered in gilt, some scuffing along hinges and near spine ends. A few pencil markings, else contents quite clean and bright with many text leaves unopened. The Whistler and Palmer plates in excellent condition as the others. Very Good, and a nicely printed work on fine paper. ************************** Contains original etchings by J. M. Whistler ("Billingsgate") and Palmer ("Sunset," et al) as well as reproductions of works by old masters. From the preface, "The present edition is limited to a thousand copies, and will never again be reproduced in this form or with these illustrations."