New York: Harper & Brothers, 1852. First American Edition. Hardcover. Duodecimo; pp. 264; Numerous black and white text illustrations and a full page initial plate and an illustrtated title page; brown cloth, stamped in blind, gilt spine lettering, yellow coated endpapers; spine faded, werar at spine ends;. Very good. Item #15237
James Jackson Jarves (1818–1888) was an American newspaper editor, and art critic who is remembered above all as the first American art collector to buy Italian primitives and Old Masters.