[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Stevens to Oakley] Westward Under Vega. Thomas Wood Stevens.
[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Stevens to Oakley] Westward Under Vega

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[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Stevens to Oakley] Westward Under Vega

New York: Covici Friede, 1938.

First edition. Original beige decorated cloth, in original scarce color pictorial dust wrapper. Inscribed by noted author, poet and founder of the well-known Blue Sky Press, "For Violet Oakley, Thomas Wood Stevens, Philadelphia, March, 1941." 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: $150.00   Item #5016

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