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1 [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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2 [Strang, William]; Bunyan, John THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME
London The Bunyan Anniversary Society 1928 First Thus Half morrocco Very good + Strang, William 
M8vo (9 ¼” x 7”). pp. [xiv]; 379. Bound by Bayntun in half brown morocco leather with gilt rules and tan cloth boards; spine with five raised bands and six compartments, two of which are ruled in gold and contain the titles, and the remaining four have a gold outer rule and two black inner rules surrounding an open filigree design. Marginal notes, pale blue and pink marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Frontis. with captioned tissue-guard; illustrated title page and 12 additional full page illustrations after etchings by William Strang each with captioned tissue guard. Printed in Holland by G. J. Thieme. A lovely copy with light foxing to extremities, light spotting to the leather and moderate rubbing to corners. William Strang (1859 – 1921) was a Scottish printmaker as painter. He was a student of Alphonso Legros at the Slade School of Art in London where he embraced the school of realism that shaped his work throughout his career. Much of his early career was spent etching landscapes and the portraits of the important artistic and literary figures of his time. Some of his best etchings were done as a series of illustrations for books, with this issue of The Pilgrim’s Progress considered one of his finest efforts. 
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