OLD LAVENDER Being Little Chapters of an Old Quaker Household in a Nearby Town

np, (1914). Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-2898

9.25 x 5.25", boards, unpaginated, covers rubbed, soiled and with light staining at foredge of front cover, extremities bumped. This is a mock-up done by Edwards himself, with handpainted cover illustration and lettering (with his intertwined initials). Next, there is a mock-up title page written in pencil and colored in red and blue, with an original pencil sketch of a young Quaker woman. Next is a first verse of a poem entitled "Old Lavender" written in pencil by Edwards with hand drawn flowers and an hourglass. Next is a full page pencil and watercolor sketch of a young Quaker woman as a frontispiece. Next is another mock-up title page written in orange watercolor and highlighted in pencil. Next is a mock-up copyright page in pencil with a watercolor hourglass, dated 1914 and SIGNED BY GEORGE WHARTON EDWARDS. Next is an illustration of a young lady with trees in the background to be used as a chapter head. There is also a pencil sketch of a young woman's face on the last page, and on a page just before are pencil notes SIGNED BY GEORGE WHARTON EDWARDS in 1939. Also included is an old envelope addressed to Edwards in Greenwich, CT postmarked 1937; on the inside of the envelope, Edwards has drawn two Paris street scenes in pencil. Most of the book is blank, but what is filled-in is extraordinary! Literally, one of a kind!

Price: $1,500.00

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