STERRETT, VIRGINIA. (STERRETT,VIRGINIA)illus. TANGLEWOOD TALES by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Philadelphia: Penn (1921). Large, thick 4to (9 x 11 1/4"), blue cloth, pictorial paste- on, 261p., FINE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S BOX WITH COLOR PLATE ON COVER, and with original glassine as well. Box is slightly scuffed but VG+. First edition. 6 mythical tales from ancient Greece are illustrated by Sterrett with 10 truly magnificent color plates (with tissue guards), color pictorial title page, many lovely black & whites as well as yellow pictorial endpapers. Done when she was only 20 years of age, this was Sterrett's (Chicago born) second book. She is often referred to as the "female Kay Nielsen"! After completing Tanglewood Tales, Sterrett became seriously ill and was forced to stop illustrating for several years. This is a beautiful copy.
(Inventory #: 38812)
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