[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Edith Emerson to Violet Oakley] The City of God. Saint Augustine.
[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Edith Emerson to Violet Oakley] The City of God
[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Edith Emerson to Violet Oakley] The City of God

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[Violet Oakley Interest- Inscribed by Edith Emerson to Violet Oakley] The City of God

London/New York: Dent & E.P. Dutton, 1931.

lLue cloth, gilt spine. Fondly inscribed by Edith Emerson to Violet Oakley in their friendly shorthand, used by both: To Vd from Dd June 10th, 1933, in calligraphic hand of Emerson. 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. With several pages (and crude drawing) laid in, on the stationary of a Mrs. Frederick Hart Shelton, Philadelphia. Very good.

Price: $150.00   Item #5018

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