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1 [Durand, John, editor] The Crayon.

New York: (No publisher), 1858. Volume 5, 12 monthly issues, January to December, bound together with a general title page and index. In contemporary half leather, gilt lettered and ruled, and marbled paper boards, 360 pp. Founded by John Durand and W.J. (William James) Stillman, and inspired by John Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites, ""The Crayon" was the best art journal of the period." (Mott, A History of American Magazines, 1850-1865. A sound reading copy, but quite worn. Paper toned, portions of the first three leaves roughly torn away, with no loss of printed matter from the title or the first page of text, but about 15% of the index leaf gone, and two binders leaves torn out at the back. A library sticker removed from the spine, and the book label of the U.C. (University of California) Davis Library on the rear pastedown, covered by a "Withdrawn" stamp. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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