Imaginary Portraits

Pater's studies of fictional characters


Walter Pater


Macmillan, London, 1887
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Printing Details

First edition. Hardback, bound in the original dark blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. 21 × 14cm, 180pp + 4pp ads.

Walter Pater's psychological studies of fictional characters in historical settings. Chapters are: A Prince of Court Painters; Denys L'Auxerrois; Sebastian van Storck; and Duke Carl of Rosenmold.


A reading copy. The cloth is rubbed with mottled fading, and there is foxing to the front and rear endpapers. The inner binding is secure and the book is in good readable condition, just a bit dulled. Previous owner's name to the ffep is C J Klyberg, former Bishop of Fulham in the Church of England who later turned to Roman Catholicism and was later made a Prelate of Honour by Pope John Paul II.



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