Law, David and Percy Robertson (original etchings). Lord Leighton (mezzotint after).
London. J.S. Virtue & Co., 1898.
Profusely illustrated with etchings, one mezzotint, photogravures and additional black and white full page and in-text illustrations, decorative endpapers, iii + 384 pp, index, 13 x 10 inches, decorative embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound) with gilt lettering. ONE PLATE MISSING ("The Road to Camelot"). Some wear to cover and discoloration at lower edge of back cover, interior is tight and clean. One original etching by David Law "St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall" and one by Percy Robertson "Godalming", plus three other etchings and an attractive mezzotint "Jessica" by R.S. Clouston after Lord Leighton. This is a particularly interesting issue with lots of information relating to art nouveau decorative arts. There is a series of six articles "Cunning Work for Clever Fingers" covering wood-carving, beaten metal-work or repousse, fretwork, leather-work, gesso or painting in relief and inlaying in coloured woods and stained-wood decoration, all with attractive art nouveau designs. Other interesting articles include: "Norwegian Wood-carving", "On the Working of Shell Cameos", and "Camera Craft." Item #34481