Boston: Dana Estes and Charles Lauriat, 1880. 61 Engravings and Etchings and 278 illustration scattered throughout the text including many head-pieces, tail-pieces and initials specifically designed for the American Art Review. First Edition. Thick 4to. 9-5/8" x 12-1/4." Three Quarter Leather. 556 pp. All edges gilt. Clean, pristine condition. No foxing, no soil. Fine condition. Leather extremities a little rubbed but overall the leather is in very good condition. Item #664
A comprehensive review of art, sculpture and architecture with a special emphasis on the artistic progress in America of the steady development of the art of etching. "The publication of a series of plates by American etchers in the REVIEW will, as we hope, aid in fostering the growth of this peculiarly painter's art, which, though born in the seventeenth century, may, by reason of its remarkable revival in our own day, be regarded as equally the child of the nineteenth. The prominent artists, because no periodical hitherto published here has afforded a fitting place for the display of their work."