Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1906.
Seventh Printing. Hardcover. This tribute to love in art is beautifully bound in robin's egg blue cloth, with a binding designed by artist Amy M. Sacker (1872-1965). Illustrated in frontispiece and 35 monochrome plates from celebrated paintings by the great masters, subjects include Love in Greek Art, Biblical Love Stories, Venus and Cupid, Myths and Fancies, Painters' Loves, The Goddess of Love and Her Son, Mythologic and Ideal Love Stories, Love Scenes in Literature, and Wives and Sweethearts, along with a bibliography and index. As the author writes in her introduction: "The love between man and woman has been told in story and poem since long before the days of Sappho. It forms, indeed, the subject of the great bulk of what we call literature....The masterpieces in painting and sculpture are generally not labelled love stories....However this may be, it is nevertheless true that many beautiful pictures and sculptures do tell, in no uncertain language, the old, old story which will charm the world so long as there are men and women to read it." An admittedly worn but solid and steadfast 1906 printing, in the sublime binding designed by Amy M. Sacker, of Mary Knight Potter's presentation of the many love stories within the greatest artworks in history.
7 3/4" X 5 3/8". xiv, 15-260pp. Publisher's cloth binding designed by Amy M. Sacker. Bound in full robin's egg blue cloth, with maiden holding wreath in gilt and cream surrounded by roses in gilt and dark blue, with upper board and spine lettered in gilt. Moderate wear to binding, with some soiling to cloth, sunning and bumping to spine, and hard lean to spine. Publisher's decorative endpapers in red and green. Front hinge tender. Binding remains sound. Steady foxing to pages throughout, else unmarked. Good. Item #6168