[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Oakley to Edith Emerson- Two Books] Church Manual of the First Church of Christ Scientist, In Boston Mass. 1902 [together with] The 1912 Edition. Mary Baker Eddy.
[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Oakley to Edith Emerson- Two Books] Church Manual of the First Church of Christ Scientist, In Boston Mass. 1902 [together with] The 1912 Edition.

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[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Oakley to Edith Emerson- Two Books] Church Manual of the First Church of Christ Scientist, In Boston Mass. 1902 [together with] The 1912 Edition.

Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1902 & 1912.

12mo. Brown cloth, beveled boards, gilt lettering. 1902 Edition, Violet Oakley's Copy, signed and dated May, 1902. 1912 Edition: Edith Emerson's Copy, Inscribed by Oakley: "Edith Emerson/Philadelphia/1919/ from/Violet/Oakley." Violet Oakley, American artist, life-long friend and collaborator with Jessie Willcox Smith and Elizabeth Shippen Green, and the first American woman to receive a public mural commission. During the first quarter of the twentieth century, she was renowned as a pathbreaker in mural decoration, a field that had been exclusively practiced by men. Oakley excelled at murals and stained glass designs that addressed themes from history and literature in Renaissance-revival styles. From the Library of Edith Emerson, whose books included many inscribed from (and to) Jessie Willcox Smith, Violet Oakley, and noted authors of the day. Near fine. Quite scarce.

Price: $175.00   Item #5010

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