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A Concise History Of Modern Painting by Herbert Read - Hardcover - 1961 - from The World of Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

A Concise History Of Modern Painting

by Herbert Read

Condition: Good/Good


Thames & Hudson Ltd., 1961. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1961. Fourth Impression. 376 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Contains illustrated plates. Bright clean pages with light tanning to page edges. Few small nicks and water drops to text block edges. Faint tanning and mottling to spine and board edges. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and minor bumps to corners. Mildly chipped dust jacket has a few moderate creases, scuffs and small tears. Light tanning. Rubbing with shelf wear.


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rubbing
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jacket
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gilt
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