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The Van Eycks and their Followers by Sir Martin Conway - Signed First Edition - 1921 - from Rooke Books and

The Van Eycks and their Followers

by Sir Martin Conway

Condition: Very Good

London - John Murray, 1921 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A signed and first edition of this work on the artistic influence of the Van Eycks. First Edition. Ink inscription by the author to the half title reading: 'Irene Austin on her marriage with the heartiest good wishes from her old friend, the author, Martin Conway'. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Contains twenty-four plates. William Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington (12 April 1856 19 April 1937), known as Sir Martin Conway between 1895 and 1931, was an English art critic, politician, cartographer and mountaineer. From 1884 to 1887 he was Professor of Art at University College, Liverpool, and from 1901 to 1904 he was Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Cambridge University. He was knighted in 1895 for his efforts in mapping 5,180 square km of the Karakoram Range in the Himalayas three years earlier. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Fading to the front board and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just the occasional spot and spotting to the text block edges. Several pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD..


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