[ROYAL ACADEMY]. Royal Academy Pictures [14 vols: 1895; 1896 (2 copies); 1897; 1901-6; 1908-10; 1913]

London, Cassell and Company, 1895-1913.




£ 500


Folio. 14 vols, spanning 1895 to 1913, with two identical issues for 1896. Lacking years 1898, 1899 and 1900, and 1907, and 1911 and 1912. All frontispieces protected by original tissue guards. Nicely decorated light blue/turquoise publisher’s coated cloth with gilt-stamped title and date on front cover. These are richly illustrated catalogues of the yearly exhibitions of the Royal Academy (in 1895 took place the 127th exhibition and, as stated on the title-page of this year’s catalogue, such publications were printed as “The Royal Academy Supplement of ‘The Magazine of Art'”). Some initial and final leaves slightly wavy due to dump exposure. Overall bright outer and clean internally. In excellent condition for age.