Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, nd, c. 1900. Limited to Ten Copies. An unrecorded edition of this work, "Edition Des Aims Des Art of the First State Large Paper Japan Edition Limited to Ten Copies". With a suite of 74 plates printed on silk, mounted in folders with tissue cover, in a morocco box. Within the volumes "With color facsimile title in each volume; With impressions of the Historical Portraits on India Paper, and with duplicates on Paper de Chine; With three impressions of the Etchings on Japan Vellum; First State - Remarque - After Remarque And one on Dutch handmade paper, finished in watercolors. Copy No. 6".
25 volumes, all edges gilt, bound in full dark green morocco with a full morocco portfolio of etchings, "AINSWORTH Edition Des Aims Des Arts No. 6" on the top flap.
The plates on silk are largely after paintings by Hugh W. Ditzler. They illustrate ten volumes, some not included in the published volumes: Vol. 1 Reechoed; Vol. 2 Brighten; Vol. 3 Jack Shepherd; Vol. 4, Constable of Tower; Vol. 5, Tower of London, Vol. 1; Vol. 6, Tower of London Vol. 2; Vol. 7, Boscobel; Vol. 8 Constable de Bourbon; Vol. 9, John Law; Vol. 10, Talbot Harlan.
Published as an Author's Memorial edition of 101 copies, (20 vols) ; and a Library edition 20 vols OCLC: 5774167, this edition not on OCLC.
George Barrie was a publisher of many high quality prints and books published with prints around the turn of the 20th century. This included the monumental book published in 1895, "The Army and Navy of the United States", which solicited illustrations from more than a dozen artists. The paintings were reproduced as photogravures, some of which were hand tinted.
Bound in full dark green morocco, spines with four raised bands, gilt lines and a colored floral bouquet in the central band, gilt inner dentures. Inside board with panels in green and brown leather decorated with scrolls and a colored rose inset in central panel, blue moire silk end papers, all edges gilt. Spines uniformly faded to dark brown, boards dark green. Some slight nicks, some of the moire silk endpapers with slight marks.
Overall, a sumptuous production, in very good condition, unrecorded on OCLC. Item #27509