An Island Garden. Celia Thaxter.
An Island Garden.
An Island Garden.
An Island Garden.
An Island Garden.
An Island Garden.

An Island Garden.

Boston and New York: Hougton, Mifflin & Co., 1894. 8vo, original gilt green cloth. [x], 126 pp., chromolithographic frontis., 11 chromolithographic plates, numerous chromlithographic illuminations.

First edition. With splendid plates after paintings by Thaxter’s friend Childe Hassam. The chromolithographic illuminations, which appear at the head of each chapter and elsewhere, are in imitation of Thaxter’s practice of illuminating books with watercolors. Described by the Bibliography of American Literature as "one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period." The covers were designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman.

REFERENCES: BAL 19923; Bennett 104; Artists of the Book in Boston 1890-1910, #8.

CONDITION: Good, some soiling to covers

Item #5797

Price: $1,500.00

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