London: William Heinemann, 1897. 1st English Language edition. Leather. 1st English Lang. edition. A Very Good + copy. Folio, xiv, 395 pp., illustrated with 38 gravure plates (with captioned tissue guards), and over 200 text drawings. Bound in Black half leather and blue marbled paper over boards. Similarly marbled end papers. t.e.g. Binding signed by "Henry Young and Sons, Liverpool". Light shelf wear. Binding tight. Text and plates very clean. Leather book plate with gift inscription for the previous owner. Very Good +. Item #24782
Biography and CATALOGUE RAISONNE of the French artist, Ernest Meissoner (1815-91), famous for his depictions of Napoleon and other military scenes. Book plate of Rev, John Watson, pen name Ian Maclaren, 'Scottish' author, known for his story of rural Scottish life, "Beside the Bonnis Brier Bush"