This is the best book on Abbey: over five inches thick between two volumes and reproducing 200 Abbey illustrations. Written shortly after Abbey's death, this is a chronicle of his life and career and the 200 illustrations are finely reproduced plates.
The introduction states that the 200 illustrations were selected by John Singer Sargent!
The majority of the illustrations were produced by the photogravure process, others by the collotype method, a few from the original engravings.
The condition of this set is Very Good+. As usual, corners are rubbed with boards showing, spine ends frayed, hinges sound, interior is very tight and clean. But alltold, the condition is an above average for these volumes.