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London: George Newnes, ca. 1906.
Original brown decorated paper covered boards, beige cloth spine. Inscribed by Oakley on front fly "Violet Oakley. Coglsea/Allen Lane/Philadelphia." Wear and discoloration to spine, good. 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.
Price: $75.00 Item #5014