The Ante Room of a Georgian Library Adorned with Portraits as Limned from the Life By Jonathan Richardson
Townsend, Horace

New York: Author Published, 1917. F (28) pages; frontispiece etching of "A Corner of the Library Designed by Karl Freund"; title page and text with letter printing and occasional ornamentation in red, printed on good watermarked paper, deckle edges; with tipped-on black and white reproductions of paintings by Jonathan Richardson of groups of 18th century mathematicians, sculptors, authors, painters, musicians, architects; the author extolling the virtues of Freund's use of the Richardson portraiture to enhance architecture and bring a period 'feel' to homes and libraries - part of the book is a reprint by Townsend from "The Spur" of Nov. 1916; bound in the original paper-covered boards, with paper title-label on front cover; wear, rubbing & soiling to covers; endpapers spotty; in good condition; there were several exhibitions and sales of Freund antique and art collections early in the 20th century. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 21915)


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