New York: G. Schirmer, 1903.
First edition. Large quarto. Original gray paper covered boards with vellum spine extending two inches onto covers, vellum corners. Limited to 200 Numbered Copies (#199), printed on Italian handmade paper, at the De Vinne Press. Lavish and highly decorated initials and full-page woodcut illustrations throughout by Edward Edwards in stunning Arts and Crafts style, reminiscent of Walter Crane. Edward Edwards (1873- 1948), born in Pennsylvania, spent most of his working life at his home in NYC, studied for four years in Paris, for a year in Munich, and for a time in Rome. Edwards was known for his finely executed designs for illustration in books, magazines, and advertisement, reflecting his expertise in many aspects of graphic arts. A lovely production. No copies found on net at time of writing. A wonderful example of fine American printing at the turn of the century. Near fine.
Price: $750.00 Item #4733