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Dream Days

Grahame, Kenneth

Published by John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., London, 1902
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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This is the increasingly scarce and revered 228 page so-called "Full Green First Edition" so-called because of its beautiful full green illustrated cloth with gilt titling on front cover and spine with gold, red, white, blue, and black decorations and lettering for this wonderful binding presentation. Gold lettering on the spine is bright and fresh, as are eight full page monochrome illustrations plus a double page illustrated title page that is one of the great examples of monochrome fanciful illustration. This book has been expertly wrapped in mylar to presereve it for generations to come. Parrish saw the world in color but in black and white he retained the tones and subtle graduations that give a texture and feeling that is just wonderful. Parish was an American painter and illustrator. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began drawing for his own amusement as a child. His given name was Frederick Parrish but he later adopted the maiden name of his paternal grandmother, Maxfield, as his middle name, and later as his professional name. His father was an engraver and landscape artist, and young Parrish's parents encouraged his talent. He attended Haverford College and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He entered into an artistic career that lasted for more than half a century, and which helped shape the Golden Age of illustration and the future of American visual arts. Launched by a commission to illustrate L. Frank Baum's Mother Goose in Prose in 1897, his repertoire included many prestigious projects including Eugene Field's Poems of Childhood (1904) (see illustration) and such traditional works as Arabian Nights (1909). Books illustrated by Parrish are highly sought-after collectors items. He had numerous commissions from popular magazines in the 1910s and 1920s including Hearst's, Colliers, and Life. He was also a favorite of advertisers, including Wanamaker's, Edison-Mazda Lamps, Fisk Tires, Colgate and Oneida Cutlery. In the 1920s, Parrish turned away from illustration and concentrated on painting for its own sake. Androgynous nudes in fantastical settings were a recurring theme. He continued in this vein for several years, living comfortably off the royalties brought in by the production of posters and calendars featuring his works. An early favorite model was Kitty Owen in the 1920's. Later another favorite, Susan Lewin, posed for many works, and was employed in the Parrish household for many years. Parrish himself posed for many images that featured male and occasionally female figures (see Potpourri, 1905). In 1931, he declared to the Associated Press, "I'm done with girls on rocks", and opted instead to focus on landscapes. Though never as popular as his earlier works, he profited from them. He would often build models of the landscapes he wished to paint, using various lighting setups before deciding on a preferred view, which he would photograph as a basis for the painting (see for example, The Millpond). He lived near Cornish, New Hampshire and painted until he was 91 years old. Enough said. Read to learn and yearn; go forth to share with the still-yearning. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005665

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Title: Dream Days

Publisher: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., London

Publication Date: 1902

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Illustrator: Maxfield Parish

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Hardcover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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