Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1928.
First edition. Original salmon colored paper covered boars, blue cloth spine with paper label, illustrated endpapers. Inscribed by the author to Violet Oakley: "To Violet Oakley from her affectionate Rann, February, 1931/ 'The real thing, underneath, that changes everything.' (h sec) Charles Rann Kennedy." 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: $125.00 Item #5015