Lester G. Hornby Original Etching Special Edition Hand Signed Balkans Book 1926


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Title: Old Bridge at Mostar
Book Title: Balkan Sketches
Author/Illustrator: Lester Hornby - American artist - (1882-1956)
Illustrations: An original etching "Old Bridge at Mostar" (Bosnia) plus numerous black and white and color reproductions all by Hornby.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Date: 1926
Signed: The original print is signed and titled in the plate, not hand signed. The Limited Edition book, which includes the print, is hand-signed in ink by the artist and numbered.
Binding: Beige linen cloth hardcover with a paste on label on the front. No DJ.
Edition: From a Special Limited Edition of 265. This one is No. 43.
Dimensions: 7-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches
Condition: The original etching is in Excellent Condition without any flaws. The Special Edition book is Very Good with some staining and splitting along the spine. The book also has a previous owner's book plate and inscription.
Description: This Special Edition of Balkan Sketches includes an original etching signed in the plate by the artist. It is a strong impression printed in black ink on natural laid paper and bound in the book along the right margin.

The image size is 4-3/8 x 6-1/2 inches.

Lester Hornby was a highly esteemed painter and printmaker during the early decades of the 20th century. Like many of his fellow artists he traveled in Europe producing etchings in France, Spain, and the Balkans.

This old single-span stone bridge across the Neretva River in the town of Mostar in Bosnia, was built in the 16th century by the Ottoman Turks and is considered the most unique feature of the town. Hornby's etching shows how it appeared in 1926.

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