New York. American Art Union, Publisher. Cloth. Good / No Jacket. Item #010042
Brown cloth. 192 pp. Black and white illustrated plates throughout, although the plate depicting Daniel Boone entering Kentucky is MISSING. A bound volume of bulletins issued by the American Art Union in 1850, discussing business matters and transactions of the union, as well as art and artists in America and Europe. With a short article on the design of the Virginia Washington Monument, discussion of street architecture articles on art in Europe, including Paris, etc. With many black and white plates, including the Rescue of Captain John Smith by Pocahontas, The Ball Play of the Dahcota (Dakota) Indians by Seth Eastman, among others. The American Art Union was an organization whose goal was to further interest in the arts of America, being subscription based, and including many of the wealthiest men of New York and elsewhere. GOOD condition, lacking the aforementioned plate. Heavy uneven fading and moderate scuffing to the covers. Minor spotting and staining to the covers, with some soiling. Extremities scuffed and frayed. Minor toning and very light scattered foxing in the interior. Sabin 1055.
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