Cambridge: University Press, 1948.
First edition. Original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, and in original printed dust wrappers. Violet Oakley's Copy, attractively calligraphed on front free endsheet in six lines by Oakley. 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. Also signed by Cadbury. Fine.
Price: $225.00 Item #5019