New York: The Viking Press, 1960.
First edition. Original brown cloth with brown lettering and vignette, illustrated endpapers. Signed by the author on front fly: "To Violet Oakley, whose art and science have enabled mural painting with Vision and Truth. James Daugherty." 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 #5021