AMERICAN SHEAVES AND ENGLISH SEED-CORN: BEING A SERIES OF ADDRESSES
by ASHBEE, C.R.
ASHBEE, C.R. AMERICAN SHEAVES AND ENGLISH SEED-CORN: BEING A SERIES OF ADDRESSES MAINLY DELIVERED IN THE UNITED STATES 1900-1901. London: Edward Arnold/ New York: Samuel Buckley & Co., 1901. 8vo. Vellum. (vi), 134 pages. Number 124 of 300 copies. A collection of eight lectures given by Ashbee while he was serving on the council of the National Trust. The lectures include such topics as: "On the purpose of the National Trust;" "The country houses of England and the sentiment of Elizabethan aristocracy;" "The National trust to the great vainglorious city of Chicago;" and "On certain aspects of English apathy." Printed under Ashbee's care at Essex House Press, this is a lovely piece of Arts and Crafts book design, with rubrications and historiated capitals. From the library of Marjorie and H.D. Phillips, with attractive woodcut bookplate on front end board. Both successful artists, the couple founded the Phillips Collection, America's first Museum of Modern Art, in New York. On untrimmed handmade paper. Vellum binding lightly bumped at corners, else very good. (Inventory #: 38445)