LIFE AND CHARACTER

SMEDLEY, W.T. (DRAWINGS) & ANTHONY, A.V.S. (TEXT)

Published by HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK, 1899
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Title: LIFE AND CHARACTER

Publisher: HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: GREEN CLOTH

Book Condition: GOOD

Edition: FIRST EDITION.

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TEAR ON SPINE ABOUT 2 INCHES FROM TOP. WEAR TO TOP AND BOTTOM OF SPINE. FRONTISPIECE TISSUE GUARD HALF LOOSE AND CREASED. GOLD GILT LETTERING ON SPINE, GOLD GILT LETTERING AND DECORATION ON COVER, TOP EDGE GILT. 53 FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS DESPITE THE FLAWS, THE BOOK IS IN GOOD CONDITION. THE INTERIOR, TEXT AND PLATES, ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. NO INK, BOOKPLATES, DOG EARS, EX-LIBRARY, ETC. THE 53 FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE SIMILAR TO THE STYLE OF HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY, BUT RATHER THAN JUST PORTRAITS, SMEDLEY PROVIDES SCENES AND PLACES, FULL OF PEOPLE, CARRIAGES, BICYCLES. THE NEW YORK ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: THE CAFE AT DELMONICO'S, THE LITTLE CHURCH AROUND THE CORNER, EASTER SUNDAY ON FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, A HORSE-SHOW SUPPER AT THE WALDORF, AN AFTERNOON SPIN ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE (A MULTITUDE OF BICYCLISTS WITH THE HUDON AND PALISADES IN THE BACKGROUND), AT THE FLOWER SHOW MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, FROM THE LAND OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS (MEN IN BOWLER HATS STROLLING IN CENTRAL PARK), CURTIS VANDYNE AND THE JUDGE (AT THE STEPS OF CITY HALL). IN ADDITION TO THE NYC PLATES: FLY FISHING, A COUPLE PLAYING GOLF, A COUPLE AT THE SHORE, AND LOTS MORE. EACH OF THE PLATES ARE FULL PAGE 10"x13". THIS IS NOT JUST AN ART BOOK OF SMEDLEY'S WORK, IT'S A GREAT BOOK OF TURN OF THE CENTURY "1899". SMEDLEY ILLUSTRATED: AROUND THE WORLD WITH PRESIDENT GRANT (1879) AND ALSO ILUSTRATED BOOKS WRITTEN BY MARK TWAIN, FRANK STOCKTON, BRANDER MATHEWS, THOMAS NELSON PAGE AS WELL AS MAGAZINES BY HARPER BROTHERS AND SCRIBNERS. Size: FOLIO. Bookseller Inventory # 00436

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