THE ART IN PAINTING, by Albert C. Barnes - 1925 [SIGNED 1st Ed]


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The Art In Painting

by Albert Coombs Barnes

The first art book written by Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951), who was, in his time, considered an edgy art collector. He is perhaps best known for establishing The Barnes Foundation. This book offers a survey of art, focusing primarily on the art that was trending at the time. Includes 106 B&W illustrations of art reproductions. 530 pages. 6.5 x 9.25 inches.

SIGNED and inscribed by Barnes.

FIRST EDITION, published by: The Barnes Foundation Press, Merion, PA. 1925.


Hardback is overall in GOOD+ condition.

  • Please note: photos do not accurately reflect the colors in the book. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
  • Book was clearly much used and loved, and treated with great care.
  • Original navy boards have exposed board at corners that are free of bumps.
  • Spine ends are softened, with some fraying.
  • Gilt on spine is starting to fade.
  • Front cover has a faint round stain near lower corner.
  • Back cover has a general light scuffing.
  • Edges and shoulders exhibit wear and rubbing.
  • Inside pages are tanned.
  • Text block has deckled edges.
  • Binding has some play in it.
  • Back fep exhibits some smudging.
  • Pages have very rare signs foxing, spots or similar.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20151217

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Binding: Hardcover
Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Fine Arts: Collections
Year Printed: 19250000
Special Attributes: Signed
Origin: American
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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