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Owned and signed by artist W G Raffe
First edition, second impression. Hardback, bound in the original burgundy cloth boards with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 294pp.
This copy belonged to the artist W G Raffe, who has signed the title page and has also stamped his name neatly to the front board. Walter Raffe (1881 – 1965), was an artist and teacher, poet and editor, best known for his woodcuts and also produced tourism posters of the 1920s and 1930s. He was sometime editor of 'New Publicity' (later 'Modern Publicity'). Raffe has also made extensive pencil annotations throughout the book, mostly to the margins.
A broad study in the form and colour of art, with the book in three sections: 1. the East, 2. the classical epoch, and 3. Christian Europe. Raffe's marginalia suggests he didn't always agree.... with phrases like "speak for thyself, laddie"....
This copy is in good condition for age. There is some fading and marking to the boards and foxing to the endpapers but otherwise a good, solid copy.