The Art of writing and drawing : a selection of one hundred books from the Ekström Collection in the National Library for Psychology and Education, Stockholm : a descriptive and annotated catalogue of 16th through 18th century rare and important books on calligraphy, perspective, architecture, drawing, anatomy, colours, and related arts
Stockholm, National Library for Psychology and Education / Hagelin Antikvariat, 1987
(28 cm), 232 pp., illustrations. Corrigendum loosely inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - 100 entries, copiously annotated. The collector, John Ekström (1858-1924) was a drawing teacher at Norra Real School in Stockholm; he presented his collection to Svenska skolmuseet, and when it closed in 1960 the collection passed to Statens pedagogiska och psykologiska bibliotek. This library was later absorbed by Stockholm University library, which donated the collection to Umeå University library in 1999. “No library or print room can afford to be without this work” (from a review by Nicolas Barker, in The Book Collector, Autumn 1988, pp.427-428). ¶ Page margins age-toned; otherwise a fine, unmarked copy.