Leonardo, Holbein, Durer, The French Impressionists
Four pocket art books, each with the bookplate of British artist Percival Gaskell
Undated, c1910. Small hardbacks, assumed first editions. Bound in green cloth, the three monographs have gilt titling to spine and upper board, the Impressionists in a plainer binding. Each approx 15 × 10cm.
All books carry the bookplate of Percival Gaskell (British artist, 1868–1934). The bookplate was designed by W L Stamp and depicts a man at a desk reading by candlelight with a hooded woman standing over him, with a lute at his feet and a black cat licking his paw.
Four books from Duckworth's Popular Library of Art, the best of which being Ford Madox Hueffer's book on Holbein. They are each illustrated with black and white plates.
Whilst all four books are in good readable condition, there is splash marks to the cover of Leonardo and Durer, some light spotted foxing to all, and general wear but otherwise good.