[Smith, Jessie Willcox] American Art by American Artists. One Hundred Masterpieces representing the best work in pen-and-ink and in color of Twenty-seven Celebrated American Artists
Smith, Jessie Willcox and othersNew York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1914.
First edition. Oblong, immense folio (30 x 35 cm). Original dark blue cloth over boards with cover label, bound with two 'metal posts' at spine (as issued) in order to hold in the 100 leaves printed on thick, glossy paper. This exceedingly scarce compendium of American artists and illustrators includes the work of Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Willcox Smith, A.B. Frost, Edward Penfield, C.D. Gibson, Howard Chandler Christy, F.X. Leyendecker, Harrison Fisher and others. Title page has photo of every artist along with a brief biographical sketch. Except for a small tear to title, book and binding in excellent condition. Given the enormity and importance of this work, a very special survival and very few copies remain. Not found in Nudelman's Bibilography of Jessie Willcox Smith. Nudelman A38.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #80