New York: Privately Printed for the Author, 1926.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Item #12144
Light tone, light wear; Dust Jacket 2" spine tail chip, edge tears with chipping, worn. Trimmed small art print glued to front paste-down. Solid oversize hardcover. ; Limited Edition, #100 of 1000 copies. INSCRIBED by author to H M Leydenberg, author of The Care And Repair Of Books, and librarian and reference chief of the NY Public Library. John Anderson, Jr, the owner of the Anderson Galleries in New York and an avid Turner collector, advanced a highly controversial theory that Turner was much more prolific an artist than the consensus, and that his works were secretly signed. He amassed 15,000 drawings that he asserted were unknown Turners, and a manuscript of an undocumented Turner sketching trip to Greece. Anderson's views were ridiculed by his English contemporaries, and his offer of his massive Turner collection to the Tate was rejected with a withering "I have to inform you that your collection is of no interest to this gallery ...". A wonderful signed association copy of this Limited Edition, in its elusive dust jacket. ; 153 pages; Signed by Author.