London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864. Item #041249
2 vols. (lvi, 267; [vii] 267p.), engraved front., 43 engraved plates, b/w text illus., full vellum with gilt trim and leather spine labels, very slight foxing on a few plates, marbled endpapers, deckle edges. First (and only) edition of this great study by Perkins (1823-1886), art and music critic in Boston, lecturer on sculpture at the Lowel Institute, and major early organizer of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.