London: Dalton and Lucy, 1870.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #8950
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, spine and hinges taped, toned, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "... in 1870 prefigured most of the current conservation debate in a book aptly named The Conservation of Pictures. He defines conservation as "the wider art of preserving as well as preserving the works." He recommends minimal intervention ... " - Alison Richmond, Alison Bracker; Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas and Uncomfortable Truths; page 18. Contents: Preface; I. Limits to Picture Restorations; II. Vicissitudes of Pictures; III. Protection of Pictures; IV. Cleaning Defined; V. Repairs Explained; VI. Oil and Photographic Copies; VII. The Commercial Idea of Restoration; VIII. Restoration as a Department of Public Art; Appendix; Index. Quite uncommon first edition of Holyoake's prescient work. ; Ex-Library; iv, 84 pages.