Offered is a first edition hard bound copy of ART FOR ART'S SAKE by John C. van Dyke, L.H.D., Professor of the History of Art at Rutgers College. Red cloth covers the boards and spine, gilt lettering and symbols decorate the front cover and spine. Approximately 5" x 7 3/16", with 249 pages, several illustrations inserted on glossy paper (as opposed to the other flat stock with text). This book covers a series of 7 lectures given by the author at Princeton College, Columbia College and Rutgers College. The reception of these lectures led to the publishing of this book, the subject is subjective and the author notes that perhaps it is the opinions stated here that have led readers and others to deeper enjoyment and understanding of the complex world of art.
This book is in reasonable condition for a book of its age, though the buyer should know that it does show considerable wear. The provided photos should show the wear to the cover, and the one image page that has come loose from its moorings. The corners are banged, and all the edges show rubbing. The top and bottom of the spine are worn, the fabric on the top of the spine is a little frayed and there are small missing chips both top and bottom. As mentioned, the image adjacent to page 64 is loose as can be seen in the last provided picture. There are a couple of parts of the binding that are loose like the last picture shows, but no pages missing or really loose besides this one. A previous owner has written their name on the title page, dated to reinforce the early edition. Pages are lightly yellow with age, a few stains and a little soiling throughout.
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