Rare and First Edition. Published by Swan Sonnenschein & Company, London, 1896.
In very good condition with green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. gilt top edge. Bumped board edges, but only slight signs of use to exterior, the two blank preliminary pages have bit of foxing - including a few spots on frontispiece - with an occasional lone spot beyond. Tissue guards on plates are toned on margins, but not the plates or the text. clean, no markings, sturdy binding, hinges. With nine plates by the Swan Electric Engraving Co. A rather well preserved copy.
Jean-François Millet was a French painter of the 19th century, mostly known as one of the founders of the Barbizon School. He represented realism depicting scenes from rural life, such as peasant farmers and labors. One of his most iconic paintings is The Angelus.
Jules Francois Millet; His Life and Letters by Julia Cartwright
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