Old Dutch And Flemish Masters Engraved By Timothy Cole With Critical Notes By John C. Van Dyke And Comments By The Engraver

Old Dutch And Flemish Masters Engraved By Timothy Cole With Critical Notes By John C. Van Dyke And Comments By The Engraver

Cole, Timothy [Engraved by, and Comments provided by]; van Dyke, John C. [Critical Notes] [in the Extraordinarily Scarce to Rare dust jacket and Publisher's Box]

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Century Company
Date Published: 1895
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Book Id: 213


A Fine copy of the first trade edition, first printing (prior owner's name and location written in pencil on the front free endpaper), in a Scarce Example of the Near Fine dust jacket (minor wear with some small chips and small tears to the edges, some fading -- a Large Paper edition with a limitation of 65 copies also was published in 1895), housed in an excellent example of the even rarer original box (the box bottom shows one corner split, one corner area repaired, and some modest tide marks, and unsurprising soiling), complete with a frontispiece and 29 additional engravings by Timothy Cole. The Artists after which Cole's engravings were made and which are included in the book include, but are not limited to: Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck, Bartholomus van der Helst, Peter Paul Rubens, and Anthony van Dyke. Timothy Cole was born in London, England in 1852, and his family emigrated to the United States in 1858. Cole thereafter established himself in Chicago and, after he lost all he had in the great fire of 1871, he moved to New York city where he acquired employment at Century magazine (then known as "Scribners"), a magazine with which he was associated for 40 years as a recognized pioneer craftsman of wood engraving with an unusual facility and sympathetic interpretation of illustrations and pictures. In 1883, Cole's employers sent him to Europe with an assignment to engrave a set of blocks after the old masters in the European galleries. The engravings thus produced by him were a great success with "Old Dutch and Flemish Masters" being one of the books to which Cole had contributed his wood engravings. As one of the foremost contemporary masters of wood engraving, Cole won a first class medal at the 1900 Paris Exhibition, and the only grand prize given for wood engraving at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1904. Thereafter (1906) he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, becoming a full Academician in 1908. He died in May of 1931. A REMARKABLE AND QUITE SCARCE (IF NOT RARE) COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THIS NOTABLE WORK IN THE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET AND PUBLISHER'S BOX.

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