Holman Hunt, W[illiam]. Pre-Raphaelitism And The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood [2 vols]. London: Macmillan & Co., 1905. First edition. Forty photogravure plates, illustrations to text. Bound in full reddish brown crushed morocco leather for Hatchards of Piccadilly, featuring an arts & crafts design in gilt reminiscent of the work of Douglas Cockerell, and likely executed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Tri-ruled turn-ins with light blue endpapers. All edges gilt. Volumes measure approx. 5.75" x 8.75" x 2". Some light rubbing to edges, fading to spines, and some slight staining to covers.
“The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (later known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and art critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner who formed a seven-member “Brotherhood” modelled in part on the Nazarene movement. The Brotherhood was only ever a loose association and their principles were shared by other artists of the time, including Ford Madox Brown, Arthur Hughes and Marie Spartali Stillman. Later followers of the principles of the Brotherhood included Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and John William Waterhouse” (Wikipedia).