[Hazenplug, Frank (binding design and title page design)]; Adams, Mary M.
Title THE CHOIR VISIBLE
Book Condition Near Fine
Publisher Chicago Way and Williams 1897
Illustrator Hazenplug, Frank (binding design and title page design)
Seller ID 1703
8vo (5¾" x 7¾"). pp. 185. Signed binding design by Frank Hazenplug of a gothic choir screen in black fronting an arching rose bush in gold on dark green cloth repeated on the rear cover. Title page design in red and black also by Frank Hazenplug. Attribution of both the binding design and the title page are on the copyright page. A series of spiritual poems by the Mary Adams, the wife of the University of Wisconsin President Charles Kendall Adams. With an inscription on the ffep from the author to Dr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Thurston dated the year of publication: To Dr. & Mrs. Thurston with | the love, admiration and unfading | memory of gifts and graces caught | from them and held sacred as long | as life lasts. Mary M. Adams | Madion 1897; with Thurston's bookplate on the front pastedown. A near fine copy of Hazenplug's Arts & Crafts masterwork with faint rubbing to the extremities. Minsky I:73.Robert Henry Thurston (1839 – 1903)An American engineer, he was the first Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and the first president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 1885 he became the director of Sibley College at Cornell University and reorganized it as a college of mechanical engineering, now known as the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.