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List of Books in the Library of the Burlington Fine Arts Club. London: Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club … 1887.

London: Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club … 1887

8vo., pp. 48; a good copy in the original browned cloth titled in gilt, spine frayed; blind stamp of the Garrick Club Library on title-page.

£450

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List of Books in the Library of the Burlington Fine Arts Club. London: Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club … 1887.

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First edition, ‘printed for circulation among the Members of the Club … to direct their attention to the fact that the nucleus of an Art Library exists’ and to encourage donation of books and subscriptions to the library fund.

Founded in 1866 in Savile Row as a gentleman’s club to exhibit the art collections of its members, the Burlington Fine Arts Club was to become a centre of art history holding special themed exhibitions with published catalogues. Prominent members included Whistler, Ruskin, and D. G. Rossetti. Its library in 1887 included publications of other societies, exhibition catalogues, and monographs on individual artists. The Club was dissolved in 1952 and its assets transferred to the National Art-Collection Fund.

Though probably distributed to all members, it is now very uncommon. Library Hub shows BL only; OCLC adds Grolier Club, Princeton, and Arizona State.

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