[Sacker, Amy (binding design); Sandham, Henry (illustrator)]; Jackson, Helen Hunt; Coolidge, Susan (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey) (introduction)
Title RAMONA A STORY
Book Condition near fine
Jacket Condition near fine Jacket
Publisher Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1900
Seller ID 1368
8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Monterey Edition. 2 volumes with original dust jackets and slipcase. Volume I: pp. 310; frontis. + 12 tinted illustrations, each with captioned double tissue guards and 14 decorative headings all after drawings by Henry Sandham. Volume II: pp. 308; 12 tinted illustrations, each with captioned double tissue guards and 12 decorative headings all after drawings by Henry Sandham. Signed Art Nouveau floral binding design by Amy Sacker in green, yellow and gold inside a gold double-ruled border. Floral motif repeated on the spine. Books in paper-backed blue cloth dust jackets with titles on the spine in gold; with original blue cloth covered slipcase with titles printed on gold on the top panel. Jackson’s classic tale of the marginalized Native Americans in California based on her own report to the Federal Government entitled, The Century of Dishonor, in which Jackson detailed the appalling conditions faced by California Native tribes. Considered by Gullans and Espey to be one of Sacker's two masterpieces (the other being Captain Fracasse, L.C. Page,1901), this scarce set is in wonderful condition. Near fine copies of both volumes with a hint of tarnish to the gold rule on the front boards near the spine. In near fine dust jackets that have a touch of rubbing to the top and bottom edges from movement in and out of the slipcase. In a very good slip case with rubbing to the cloth on the side panels; the flap that attaches one side panel to the rear panel has detached from the rear panel and includes cracking to the cloth in the corner; the flap that attaches the bottom panel to the rear panel has detached from the rear panel; the flap that attaches the other side panel to the rear panel is started. GE (in Peters), p.60; PBO.pba02729.bib (volume 1 only); Minsky I:86 (volume I only); Not in UNCG.