This is a set of 2 volumes published circa 1849 by George Virtue, Ivy Lane, London. The title is THE GALLERY OF PICTURES OF THE FIRST MASTERS OF THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOLS WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL DISSERTATIONS. The hard-back covers are 3/4 Burgundy Moroccan Leather with Gilt letters on the bindings. The marbling on the front and back is continued inside the front and back covers. The bindings are good. The leather is worn. There is foxing on the inside pages. There are 49 black and white plates in Volume 1 and 48 in Volume 2. This set is a fine set for the art lover. Each book measures
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