London: The Studio, 1930 - 1943. First printing. Hardcover. Important fine arts, review of art books, and decorative arts magazine, published in London and edited by Charles Holme. The Studio was the pinnacle of the art world in the Art Deco period, setting taste in all facets of art and decor. It was profusely illustrated in color and b&w, with articles and advertisements abounding. The 1930 issue includes a lithographic portrait of Albert Einstein by Boris Georgiev; a color reproduction of Margaret Preston's "Golden Banksia"; the London Gallery notice of Lionel Lindsay's wood blocks; 1931 includes a water color by S. Ure-Smith of Sydney Harbour Bridge under constuction referencing Art in Australia; a Weiner Werkbund Exhibition for "the week-end house in wood".
This set is uniformly bound (bar 1928,1934, 1944, 1947)) in handsome period tan quarter calf with raised bands, green & gilt leather labels and brown decorative device stamped in three panels. Deco-style marbled papered boards with the top edge mottled to match; elaborate paper endpapers. The two 1928 volumes (and 1934) are bound in early style green gilt half cloth & papered boards.
Earlier years have long runs without monthly breaks. Later years have individual monthly issues bound in, some months not enumerated and bound out of order. 1928 (I and II); 1934 (July - December) in green binding; 1935 has January, February, April, September and many unidentified months; 1937 misbound with February and January appearing first, then July to December 1936, January to June 1941, and the 1942-43 annual; 1939-40 shows January to July 1939 to January to December 1940. 1942-43 and 1944-45 in leather binding, the '42-43 volume with Art in Australia (in fine condition), and some later damage. 1944 and 1947 volumes in matching leather bindings with red spine labels, gilt titles, different spine decoration and in their own box.
4to, 15 volumes, color advertisements throughout, somewhat disconcertingly bound, with the title page July to Dec 1931 bound at the end of the 1932 volume. Color and b&w Illustrated order forms loosely inserted throughout. Very good + condition. Item #25126