[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribe by the Author to Oakley] The Book of the Constitution. Elsie Singmaster.
[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribe by the Author to Oakley] The Book of the Constitution

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[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribe by the Author to Oakley] The Book of the Constitution

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1926.

First edition. Original gray cloth, black lettering. Inscribed by Singmaster, noted Philadelphia author who had collaborated with Elizabeth Shippen Green on a book which the former provided illustrations. "For Miss Violet Oakley from Elsie Singmaster Lewan, November, 1926. 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. Very good.

Price: $75.00   Item #5012

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