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Author Name    [Clark, Henry Hunt (binding design); Palmer, Sutton H. (illustrations)]; Austin, Mary

Title   CALIFORNIA THE LAND OF THE SUN

Binding   cloth

Book Condition   Very good

Edition   First

Publisher   London Adam and Charles Black 1914

Illustrator   Sutton Palmer; Henry Hunt Clark (cover design)

Seller ID   1080

M8vo (7 " x 9"). 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.

Price = 375.00 USD



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