first edition 1890
This volume is Whistler's great polemic - and it is not coincidental that a translation of "The Gentle Art.." into Japanese is "Jiu-jitsu"
front board measures 16 x 21 cms

Whistler took great pains over the design of all aspects of his shows, from the drapes in the gallery and the uniforms of the attendants to the invitations and the catalogues of the exhibition.