ESSEX. Painted by L. Burleigh Bruhl.

(London: Adam & Charles Black, 1909).

THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF THIS LAVISH ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK TITLE. It is profusely illustrated with outstanding paintings by Bruhl. The artist was born in Iraq but educated in Vienna and England. Many of his English watercolour landscapes were used in publicity posters for the Great Western Railway. Bruhl served both as President of the Dudley Gallery Art Society and the Watercolour Society. He has provided us with 75 colourplates in this wonderful book that takes us all through Britain's Essex County, a region full of historic and antiquarian interests but often overlooked by tour books. Item #30146

First Edition. Illustrated with 75 finely produced beautiful colour plates from paintings by L. Burleigh Bruhl, wonderfully reproduced and with captioned tissue guards. And with a folding sketch-map. 8vo, publisher's olive decorated cloth, the upper cover gilt lettered within illustrated rules with wheat designs,and 3 central saber designs in yellow, orange, red andgray, the spine likewise decorated with the wheat pattern, t.e.g. xii, 262 pp. A very handsome and pleasing copy in uncommonly bright condition, the text is clean and fresh, the plates all very fine, the cloth bright and unfaded and essentially without wear.

Price: $175.00