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LIfe of George Stubbs R. A. -- Limited Edition by  Sir Walter GILBEY - Limited Edition - 1898 - from Long Brothers Fine and Rare Books (SKU: 1576)

LIfe of George Stubbs R. A. -- Limited Edition

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LIfe of George Stubbs R. A. -- Limited Edition

by GILBEY, Sir Walter

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London: Vinton & Co, 1898. Limited Edition. Leather bound. Very Good. 4to. Pp. xxvii, 234. Frontis. engraved portrait. with tissue guard. Illustrated with 13 plates of steel engravings by J. B. Pratt and wood engravings by F. Babbage. Number 16 of an edition limited to 150 copies. Marbled endpapers. Bound in dark red pebble-grain morocco with elaborate gilt figures on front and rear covers, gilt lettering and figures stamped on spine, inside dentelles. Top edge gilt. With the discreet contemporary ownership stamps of Edmund Tweedale of Marland, Rochdale ("High Birch") on preliminaries and pp. 79 and 123. (Tweedale an award-winning horseman in his own right.) Slight loss at head of spine, and binding is a trifle cocked, but perhaps slightly shaken better describes the condition. A faded dampstain ring on front cover. The book remains sturdy and well bound. Stubbs was the foremost English animal painter of his age, an appelation earned by engaging in the dissection of horses at a Lincolnshire farm bought for that purpose. Thus, like da Vinci, Stubbs depictions of nature are informed by his experiences as an anatomist. Stubbs was dismissed as a mere painter of horses while his contemporaries engaged in studies of the ancient world to understand and convey the condition of man. As recognized today, Stubbs prioritized the study of nature to understand the world, and specifically the noble qualities of the horse, thus presenting an argument that nature, not man, always prevails as the supreme universal truth. Scarce. Bookseller inventory P0312200J.


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LIfe of George Stubbs R. A. -- Limited Edition
GILBEY, Sir Walter
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
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]
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not... [More]
A hardcover in which the text block is loose, but still attached to the binding.
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [More]

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