The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

By: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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Gilt titling and ornamentation on cloth, with rough cut edges, top gilt. Corners rubbed, heel and head of spine frayed. One of 250 numbered copies, this copy 246, 'signed' by Whistler with his butterfly monogram.The book was in part a response to, in part a direct transcript of, Whistler's famous libel suit against critic John Ruskin. In a review of the Whistler's inaugural showing at the Grosvenor Gallery, Ruskin had referred to Whistler's painting Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket as "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 292 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator

Title: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Author Name: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Illustrator: Illustrated by Whistler

Categories: Art,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1890

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 1807