Jack in the Pulpit Preaches To-day.: McLeod, BA Jack in the Pulpit Preaches To-day.: McLeod, BA Jack in the Pulpit Preaches To-day.: McLeod, BA Jack in the Pulpit Preaches To-day.: McLeod, BA

Jack in the Pulpit Preaches To-day.

McLeod, BA

Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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N.d., circa 1900. 13 leaves of card stock onto which the once popular poem by Clara Smith was written by hand in a calligraphic script and watercolor decoration ornaments four leaves in addition to the front cover. The artist signed the watercolors with BAMcLeod. While the sweet, doggerilish verse may not suit modern tastes -- it is bound to be viewed with the same condescension as the Joyce Kilmer poem, "Trees" -- it did inspire commercial book illustrators, and this manuscript version more than holds its own with published versions, and the warmth of the watercolors, unmediated by a printing press, immeasurably enhances the visual pleasure these vignettes of the natural world are bound to impart. While we know nothing of BA McLeod, strangely the comparative anonymity of the artist adds an element of interest and mystery to this as a document. The production is bound amateurishly, but firmly, with a strip of parchment, and holes were punched into the bound margin presumably to allow the book to be housed in a looseleaf binder. Bookseller Inventory # 001906

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Title: Jack in the Pulpit Preaches To-day.

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Very Good

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