New York City: E.R Herrick & Company, 1898. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Item #008653
Large Oblong Folio, 21" x 14"8vo., 209pp. Bound in 1/4 ivory cloth over paper covered boards. 22 unpaginated full-color illustrations, most by Johnson but several others by popular illustrators of the time. Moderate professional restoration primarily for re-attaching and reinforcing spine. Some minor cleaning internal strengthening. Illustrations are fresh and bright and though some have some mild foxing on the white borders, the images themselves are unaffected. A couple of preliminary pages are dog-eared. One or two short close tears. Edge-wear and some abrasion to lower front tip. Some soiling to boards. One of four volumes in this series of drawing collection by "...leading American Artists", including W. Granville Smith and A. De Thulstrup, with their own collections in the series, as well as many others. For the most part some very pretty decorative and historical watercolors, though a few are frankly rather disturbing. A very pretty, solid collectable copy with no other copies currently available in the market. Please note: due to size and weight, nominal additional shipping charges may apply.