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The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes by  Litt. D George C Williamson - First edition 1st printing - 1904 - from Kabi Rare Books (SKU: 28)

The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes

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The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes: Small printing of 520 copies

by George C Williamson, Litt. D

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Very Good/no dj
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About This Item

London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. First edition, small printing of 520 copies of which 510 were for sale. White linen cloth hardcovers with gilt decorative illustrations on covers and spine. Folio- 15.5" x 12". unsigned. A rare art history reference written by George C Williamson. Hundreds of excellent, full page engravings throughout protected by tissue guards. Printed on thick, fine paper and bound with deckled edges. Published in 1904 by George Bell and Sons. White cloth binding with gilt lettering. In very Good+ condition- Some scuffs and dirt on cloth covers and spines. Light foxing spots here and there. Naturally rippled edges. Unmarked copies and binding is tight and intact. Folio sized. See additional images at


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The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes
George C Williamson, Litt. D
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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no dj
First edition 1st printing
George Bell and Sons
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Date Published
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History; Art Reference;

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Founded in Brooklyn and now located in Rutland, Vermont. At Kabi Books, we buy and sell out of print, rare, unique and limited edition works on paper. We offer appraisal services and can seek out specific books by request.


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First Edition
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
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Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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