Eleven issues bound in ten volumes (384, 292, 292, 292, 296, 260, 236, 212, 204, 212 pp.) comprising a complete run of the Catalonian fine arts annual published by Miguel Segui, providing an overview of the year's developments in painting, sculpture, architecture and theater, primarily focused on Barcelona, with additional coverage of events elsewhere in Spain, Europe and the Americas, profusely illustrated throughout with reproductions of photographs, paintings and illustrations, many of them beautiful full-color lithographs or halftone tints. In overall excellent condition throughout most of the set's nearly 2500 pp., with approximately eighteen heavily varnished two-page color spreads damaged due to internal adhesion, resulting in a loss of surface material in ca. 11 cases, and inseparably fused pages in ca. 7 places. Small folio. Uniformly bound in 1/2 leather and red cloth, spines tooled and gilt with five raised bands, slightly rubbed, a few interior hinges starting. Barcelona (Centro Editorial Artistico de Miguel Segui) 1897-1907.
A fascinating overview of Catalonian arts and culture at the turn of the century, with broad coverage of developments in Barcelona, including the Exposición Internacional de Bellas Artes in 1907, as well as in-depth profiles on painters including José Jiménez Aranda, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, Pere Borrell del Caso, Julio Borrell Y Pla, Felix Mestres, etc., and dozens of fine Catalan Modernisme lithographs by Gaspar Camps. Exceptionally rare complete. As of June 2015, WorldCat locates six scattered holdings in North America, with only one institution appearing to have a complete run. Book ID: 46735