Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1921. Hardcover. G+ (Ex-gallery owned with spine label and few interior marks; carries small bookplate of previous owner Mabel Choate; signatures are loosening and are present; some pages remain uncut; vellum spine has heavy wear esp. at head with a few tears; signed illustrations are in great shape at front of book.). Brown cloth boards with white vellum covered spine, gilt letters on spine and front cover, gilt top edges, 339 pp., many illus. A consideration of the life and work of American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), produced by his fellow artists and friends Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell. One of 500 American copies in this Autograph Edition, which includes two signed portraits of the Pennells at the front of the book, and includes X number of additional illustrations within the text. This copy once belonged to and carries the small bookplate of horticulturist and preservationist Mabel Choate (1870-1958). (No, not the woman of the same name that Jerry Seinfeld once stole a marble rye from. More's the pity.) A terrific find, no matter the condition.
(Inventory #: 155450)
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