Catalogue Descriptif Des Eaux-Fortes Originales, De Ph. Zilcken. Mentionnant Deux Cent et Une Pieces
Pit, A.

Paris: Author Published, 1890. 86 pages; French text; inscribed and signed by the illustrator in the year of printing on the front endpaper, "To Howard Mansfield Esq. With kind regards, Ph. Zilcken The Hague Febr. '91"; Howard Mansfield (1849-1938) New York attorney, Grolier Club President, collector and proponent of modern art; Introduction by A.(driaan) Pit (1860-1944) Dutch art historian, curator, attended the Gymnasium in The Hague, where the future engraver Philip Zilcken (1857-1930) was among his fellow students, published this catalog of the etchings of his friend; Pit was a strong proponent of the acquisition of foreign works of art in the national museums of the Netherlands (Dict. of Art Historians); 117 Zilcken works described, giving titles and states where applicable, collection information; not illustrated; old notation on front inner wrap states, "Not the definitive catalogue raisonne, but seemingly the only work available."; original printed paper wrap covers; some edge, tips wear to the binding, back cover crease; contents in very good condition, especially interesting as inscribed by the artist to the major collector and historian Mansfield; we note that the Grolier Club also published a version of this catalog. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 19609)


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