4to. Lithographed title and 12 fine chomolithographed plates, each on a guard. Original cream cloth, gilt- and blue-lettered and -decorated on front. In Pre-Raphaelite style, Crane presents a romantic overview of American history in image and verse. The book was prepared for the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition and the subjects include: Miss America, as la Belle Sauvage; The Norseman; Columbus; Spanish conquest; The Englishman; The Dutchman; The Frenchman. It ends with a panel conducting America to the World's Fair in Chicago. Cloth soiled, pl. 1 with remnants of old adhesion not affecting image, pl. 2 slightly sprung from guard at bottom. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Columbia's Courtship. A Picture History of ...
Publisher: L. Prang & Co
Publication Date: 1892
Edition: First edition.
Book Description L. Prang & Co., Boston, 1893. Cloth over Boards. Early Edition. Quarto, pp. 12 full color lithographs A marvelous example of the work of beloved English children's book illustrator Crane, published by noted Boston illustrator and publisher Louis Prang. A romantic and idealized overview of American history in verse, illustrated in a wonderful Pre-Raphaelite style. Very Good, some staining and wear to front board, title page and page X loose and formerly taped. Bookseller Inventory # 14563
Book Description L. Prang & Co., Boston, 1893. Illustrated in color by Walter Crane. Folio, publisher's blue decorated cloth. Probably the second US edition. Front (inner) hinge weak and rear hinge reinforced with a narrow strip of paper; endsheets foxed; a few slight marginal smudges; cloth worn at extremities. Bookseller Inventory # 55672
Book Description Boston, USA, L. Prang & Co, 1892. 4°, O-Ln. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, Vorsatzpapier etwas fleckig, sonst innen ordentlich. Bookseller Inventory # 11824
Book Description GEORGE ROUTLEDGE, 1892. First Edition. COLUMBIA'S COURTSHIP: A Picture History Of The United States In Twelve Emblematic Designs In Color With Accompanying Verses, L. Prang & Co., 1892, first edition, some wear and rubbing to the corner tips and spine extremities, else near vg in gold-gilt and black stamped pictorial cloth with 12 full color, full page chromolithographs by Walter Crane. Bookseller Inventory # 02643
Book Description Boston: L.Prang & Co., [c1892]., 1892. 4to. lithographed title in red & blue & 12 chromolithographed plates after designs by Crane. original cloth (cloth bit soiled, extremities trifle frayed). First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # elala1727