[Clark, Henry Hunt (binding design); Palmer, Sutton H. (illustrations)]; Austin, Mary
Title CALIFORNIA THE LAND OF THE SUN
Book Condition Very good
Publisher London Adam and Charles Black 1914
Illustrator Sutton Palmer; Henry Hunt Clark (cover design)
Seller ID 1080
M8vo (7¼ " x 9½"). pp. 178. A signed Art Nouveau pictorial binding design of an orange grove with a lake and mountains in the background by Henry Hunt Clark in gold, yellow, orange, blue, lavender and dark green on closely woven olive green cloth. Orange grove motif repeated on the spine with titles in gold. t.e.g. Includes folding map and 31 tipped in color plates (frontis. missing), each with captioned tissue guard; t.e.g. Descriptions of the great natural beauty in California, supplemented by illustrations after original watercolors by Palmer. This book was originally published in London by A. & C. Black with illustrations by Sutton, an English watercolorist, and surprisingly, considering that Black was an English firm, with a binding design by the American designer, Henry Hunt Clark. A beautiful copy with a rubbed front bottom corner and a missing frontis. A scarce binding design.A very good + copy with light rubbing and wear to the spine (color and gold stamping still bright) and a missing frontis. All other plates are present.