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117145
BARCLAY, Edgar.

Mountain Life in Algeria....

With Illustrations by the Author.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Kegan, Paul, Trench, & Co., 1882

Stock Code: 117145

£600
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, scarce. Barclay (1842-1913), painter and etcher, was a member of the British circle of artists known as the "Etruscans" owing to their preference for Italian landscapes. He studied at Dresden with Carolsfeld, and then in Rome, where he became acquainted with Giovanni Costa. Between 1873 and 1880 he made several visits to Algeria, recording his observations on village life, local customs and dress, and antiquities. The Athenaeum considered Mountain Life in Algeria "a most interesting and charming work".

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Description

Quarto (244 x 178 mm). Original blue-green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, black geometric border extending over spine and boards, titles and decoration to front in red and silver, publisher's device in black to rear, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers.

Illustrations

Photo-engraved frontispiece, 7 similar and 7 wood-engraved plates, vignette chapter headings, all by Barclay.

Condition

Recent owner's label to front pastedown. Spine sunned and lightly marked, extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, scattered pale markings and small portions of cockling to sides, faint tide-mark to top edge of frontispiece, title page and plates, the images never affected. A very good copy.

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