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