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1 [Armstrong, Margaret, Christy, Howard Chandler]; Cable, George W. THE CAVALIER
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 First Edition Cloth Very good + Howard Chandler Christy 
8vo. (8.5” x 5) pp. [ix]; 312 + 2pp. advts. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong cover design in scarlet vertically ribbed cloth with titles and art nouveau floral and martial decorations stamped in gilt and black. Gilt titles and floral designs repeated on spine. Frontis. and six illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Gullans and Espey 56. BAL 2368. A bright, VG+ copy with a faint marks on the lower front cover and upper spine. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 [Armstrong, Margaret, Christy, Howard Chandler]; Cable, George W. THE CAVALIER
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 First Edition Cloth Very good - Howard Chandler Christy Signed
8vo. (8.5” x 5) pp. [ix]; 312 + 2pp. advts. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong cover design in scarlet vertically ribbed cloth with titles and art nouveau floral and martial decorations stamped in gilt and black. Gilt titles and floral designs repeated on spine. Frontis.and six illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Gullans and Espey 56. BAL 2368. Inscribed by Cable on the verso of the front flyleaf: "Dear Grace, Thank-you for this privilege, and believe me ever Yours truly, G. W. Cable". A Very Good- copy with a photographic reproduction of George W. Cable tipped in on verso of frontis. Cloth color moderately faded and lightly soiled on cover and on spine; moderate rubbing to corners, closed (1/2") tear to frontis tissue guard. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 [Armstrong, Margaret, Christy, Howard Chandler]; Cable, George W. THE CAVALIER
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 First Edition Cloth Very good Howard Chandler Christy 
8vo. (8.5” x 5) pp. [ix]; 312 + 2pp. advts. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong cover design in scarlet vertically ribbed cloth with titles and art nouveau floral and martial decorations stamped in gilt and black. Gilt titles and floral designs repeated on spine. Frontis.and six illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Gullans and Espey 56. BAL 2368. A Very Good copy with faint rubbing to the corners and a lightly sun faded spine with faint soiling and light rubbing to head/tail. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 [Dielman, Frederick]; Read, T. Buchanan BRUSHWOOD
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott & Co. First Edition Cloth Near fine Dielman, Frederick 
Sq.D.(7 ½” x 6”). pp. [46]. Green cloth over beveled boards with titles and image of woman holding a candle stamped in silver, gold and black bordered by red fillets, with titles stamped in gold on spine. 16 lovely B/W steel-engraved illustrations (7 are full page) after Frederick Dielman. Companion volume to Drifting and Christine. All illustrations and type printed on one side only of heavy plate paper. Dark brown endpapers, a.e.g. A lovely book in near fine condition. Brushwood is a parable poem that tells the story of a meeting between Christ and an old woman carrying a heavy load of brushwood up a mountainside. Dielman takes the verse suggestions of Italian scenes and uses them in a series of designs that gives more richness and depth to the poem. Frederick Dielman (1847 – 1935) was a german born American illustrator who was a student Wilhelm von Diez. He worked initially as a book and magazine illustrtor, and later moved into painting painting scenes of everyday life. He was a member of Society of American Artists, the American Water Color Society, the New York Etching Club, the Salmagundi Club, and was president of the Arts Federation of New York. He later was later the President of the National Academy of Design and became director of the Cooper Union art schools. He exhibited at the National Academy and his decorated murals and mosaics in the Library of Congress include a 7 foot long mosaic panel representing "Law" over the north fireplace in The Members of Congress Reading Room. 
Price: 31.50 USD
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5 [Hapgood, Theodore B.]; Farnol, Jeffery; Ditzler, Charlotte Weber MY LADY CAPRICE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLOTTE WEBER DITZLER AND DECORATIONS BY THEODORE B. HAPGOOD
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1907 First Thus Cloth Very good Ditzler, Charlotte Weber; Hapgood, Theodore B. 
C8vo (5¼" x 8¾"). pp. [x]; 289. Signed publisher's binding in teal embossed cloth by Thodore B. Hapgood with titles and central illustrated paper onlay by Chrlotte Wber Ditzler surrounded by stylized architectural decorations in gold; spine with titles and an abbreviated architectural motif in gold. Includes Color frontis and 4 additional illustrations in color by Charlotte Webb Ditzler in the style of Howard Chandler Christy; architecturally influenced endpapers, headpieces, tail pieces and 4 different page borders by Theodore B. Hapgood throughout. Faint rubbing to corners, head and tail; small (1/2") piece missing from corner of ffep, otherwise a striking copy of this Christmas 1907 Holiday Gift book by Dodd, Mead and Co. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 [Keller, Arthur]; Harte, Brete HER LETTER HIS ANSWER & HER LAST LETTER
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Company 1905 First Illustrated Edition Cloth Very good Arthur Keller 
Medium 8vo (9” x 6.5”). pp. [100]. An attractive green cloth Art Nouveau signed binding by Arthur I. Keller (conjoined AIK) with titles on pictorial paper onlay surrounded by stamped floral accents in black. Spine with titles and floral accents in black. t.e.g. Color frontis., 9 full page illustrations in color, 30 full page sketches in sepia, many head and tail pieces as well as end papers and other decorations in gold and black by Arthur Keller. Printed by the Riverside Press. Very Good with a clean and tight unmarked interior, light soiling to pictorial paper on cover; light rubbing to extremities, faded spine and light spotting to upper edge of rear cover. Her Letter is a love story told with humor in a suite of easy to read verse, about an heiress named Lily, who was sent to New York and Paris to be finished “by travel”. She writes from New York to Joe, the man she loves back home in “Poverty Flat”. Joe receives the letter, but is sick with fever, so must dictate his reply to “Truthful James”. Six months later, Lily returns from Paris to Poverty Flat, but doesn’t find Joe, and writes her final letter to him (I won’t spoil the ending). Harte wrote the first two verses in the 1870s, and then finished the trio near the end of his life in the late 1890’s. Arthur I. Keller (1867 - 1924) was an illustrator and painter in both oils and watercolor. He studied at National Academy of Design and the Munich Academy of Art, where he studied with von Loefftz, and was steeped in the Romantic style popular in the late 19th C. He was often classed as a Society artist similar to Christy and Fisher, but Her Letter shows that he was capable of much more. 
Price: 41.00 USD
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7 [Nelson, Harold]; Thoms, William J. EARLY ENGLISH PROSE ROMANCES ROBERT THE DEVYLL. A ROMANCE.
Edinburgh Otto Schulze & Co. 1904 First Edition Half cloth over paper Very good - Nelson, Harold 
Large 4to (9½" x 12"). pp. [i - vii]; 1- 57. Limited edition of 500 copies on handmade paper. Olive green cloth over light grey card stock with titles stamped in gold on front board and spine. Full page wood cut title page in black and red, head pieces, tail pieces, floriated initial letters, historiated initial letters and full page illustrations with elaborate ornamental borders by Harold Nelson. A striking example medieval illustration in the Arts & Crafts style showing the influences of both Albrecht Durer and William Morris. Deckled edge paper. A very nice copy with bright, clean pages, light foxing to the endpapers, sunning to the edges of the boards, light rubbing to the spine and corners and a slight warp to the outer edge. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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