GREECE, Painted by John Fulleylove R.I., Described by the Rev. J. A. McClymont, M.A., D.D.
GREECE, Painted by John Fulleylove R.I., Described by the Rev. J. A. McClymont, M.A., D.D.

GREECE, Painted by John Fulleylove R.I., Described by the Rev. J. A. McClymont, M.A., D.D.

(London: A. & C. Black, 1906).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS, ONE OF THE VERY BEST OF THE A. & C. BLACK BOOKS, WITH FINE COLOUR PLATES THROUGHOUT, and this is a fine copy of a lovely book. McClymont referred especially to Grote’s monumental History of Greece and to Frazer Commentary on Pausanias in working on his text. The author makes a wonderful atmosphere for viewing the scenes and objects presented by the artist. Fulleylove's paintings rank among the finest to be found in Black's travel books. He produced several such books for Black, but none better than this work on Greece. The more commonly found second edition of 1924 featured only 32 of his paintings, this is the only edition to feature all 75 of them. Item #30234

First Edition. With 75 very fine colour plates by John Fulleylove and a fold-out map. Tall, thick 8vo, in the publisher’s original navy blue cloth, handsomely decorated in a Greek motif featuring Argo-esque ships, stylized columns and the Acropolis in blue, green, brown, ivory and vivid gilt, and with gilt lettering on both the upper cover and on the spine, t.e.g. xii, 235pp. A fine, bright, clean, strong and handsome copy throughout, the cloth especially fresh and well preserved with no fading to the blue whatsoever, the text fine and the the plates all perfect.

Price: $325.00