Softback copyright 1976; first edition; remarkably well preserved withdrawal from college library with usual stamps and stickers; catalogue for exhibit at William Penn Memorial Museum and Albany Institute of History and Art in 1976; text block tight and square in clean, glossy wraps; approximately 100 spotless pages with copious color and b&w illustrations mbr-bx. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Mourning Becomes America: Mourning Art in ...
Publisher: The Main Street Press
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description The Main Street Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1976. Softbound. White & color illus. wraps, [80 pp.], 75 BW illus. and 8 color plates. Issued in conjunction with the exhibition held March 28 through May 23, 1976, William Penn Memorial Museum, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and June 1 through July 15, 1976, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York. "Mourning art flourished in New England, the Middle Atlantic states, Maryland, and Virginia in the first half of the nineteenth century. Deceased public figures and departed members of the family were memorialized in paint and embroidery. The mourning symbols were applied on china, jewelry, furniture, wall paper and even cast on iron tools and equipment." The catalogue cites 259 items, and 83 are pictured here. Includes a useful bibliography. Scarce. VG- internally, clean and tight but with light soiling to covers, and art museum ex-lib. copy with usual marks. Seller Inventory # 104911