FABER, Harald. Caius Gabriel Cibber 1630-1700. His Life And Work. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926.
4to. Original blue gilt-lettered cloth, lacking dust jacket as often; pp. xvi, 80, illustrated with b/w portrait frontis and 22 b/w plates, 2 text figures; very lightly rubbed at the head and tail of the spine, else a very good copy.
Provenance: Sir Albert Richardson P.R.A. (1880-1964), architect, author, teacher, with his ink signature to the front pastedown.
First edition. Cibber was a Danish sculptor who achieved great success in England. He worked with Sir Christopher Wren and St Paul's Cathedral and Hampton Court Palace, designed the statue of Charles II in Soho Square and created the two famous statues, "Melancholy" and "Raving Madness", that used to guard the entrance of Bedlam and are now in the V&A.