Smith, Mrs A.Murray

Westminster Abbey. Painted by John Fulleylove, R.I. Described by Mrs A.Murray Smith.

London, Adam & Charles Black 1904.

Reference: 05739
Price: £25 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. viii + 147 + (1)pp, 21 colour plates reproducing paintings by John Fulleylove. Publisher’s cloth, spine worn and soiled (but in good condition internally). One of 150 copies of the “edition de luxe”.

More for the collector of this publishing firm’s illustrated books than for those specifically interested in Westminster Abbey, but the author of the text, Mrs A.Murray Smith, had once been Miss E.T.Bradley, joint author of the Popular Guide to Westminster Abbey, and her enthusiasms and prejudices are typical of the period (monuments of the eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries are almost invariably described as “inartistic” or “tasteless”).

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