New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. Hardbound. Brown gilt-embossed cloth with gold lettering and leather spine with gilt title; xxxvii, 432 pp. with 407 bw illustrations and 10 photogravures. VG-, some cracking to leather along the front and rear gutter of covers, but still firm. Original ink drawing pasted to ffep, and Pennell has signed thepage underneath this drawing in ink. Internally fresh and clean. Item #122456
A lovely book with a beautiful selection of illustrations and excellent descriptive and narrative material throughout. The drawing by Pennell which is tipped-in is titled "Testing the Medicine" and shows a gentleman looking longingly at a glass of spirits in his left hand. A prospectus for this book is also laid-in at the front, which describes it's production and has some sample pages. Though of a limited edition of 150 copies with this signature and original artwork, no statement to that effect can be found in this copy.
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