London, New York, Toronto: John Lane, Bell and Cockburn, 1913. Deluxe Limited edition. Hardcover. 100/100 signed and numbered by Charles Turrell on colophon. Large Quarto. xvi, unpaginated. Original vellum with cover and spine illustrated and tooled in gilt. Gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated silver-stamped half-title. Silver-stamped illustration on title page with light brawn lettering. Decorative initial. Green ribbon marker.
Illustrated with 98 photogravures portraits, six of them in color with heightened gilt frames. Each of the portraits with descriptive text on facing page, including exhibition references, with the same intricate illustration and decor for each page. Binding with minor wear and slightly bending covers. Missing original blue solander box. near fine. Item #44234
Charles James Turrell (1846–1932) began painting miniatures at the age of nineteen. During his long and successful career he painted European royalty and other notables. Six of his portraits depicting British Royal family members are in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Society of Miniatures, and private galleries in New York and London.