New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909 Illustrated by F. Walter Taylor. Later printing. Publisher's decorative dark blue cloth designed and signed by Margaret Armstrong, with an illustration of fish, flowers, leaves, and a seashell to the front board in green, white and gilt, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Near fine, with a touch of rubbing to the spine ends, a very slight lean to the spine, bright gilt, former owner's bookplate to the front free endpaper, a few faints spots to the endpapers, otherwise fresh interior. Overall, a very bright and pleasing copy. Gullans and Espey 279. Fisherman's Luck is a collection of short recollections related to fishing and other pastimes by Henry Van Dyke, minister, diplomat, and professor of English at Princeton University. Specifically, it includes "Fisherman's Luck," "Talkability," "A Norwegian Honeymoon," "Who Owns the Mountains?", "Fishing in Books," "Lovers and Landscapes," and "A Wild Strawberry," among others. Notably, this volume is one of many bindings that are part of a uniform set of Van Dyke's novels, published from 1895-1926. Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944) was a renowned artist and designer. Along with her contemporary Sarah Wyman Whitman (1824-1904), Armstrong is an example of how the Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic movements at the time provided new opportunities for women's employment in the arts. After beginning her career with A. C. McClurg, Armstrong worked primarily for Scribner's and specifically focused on the works of a few authors. Armstrong's style, which was influenced by the floral patterns of Art Nouveau and the lines and shapes that are characteristic of the Arts and Crafts movement, made her bindings distinct, which was useful in terms of advertisement and branding an author's works as a unique set.. Illus. by Armstrong, Margaret; Taylor, F. Walter. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
(Inventory #: HVD022)
19th & 20th Century American and English Literature, Modern First Editions, Signed and Presentation Copies
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