np, nd (1890s?). Hardcover. Very Good. Item #99-8827
Proof Print is 9.25 x 5", mounted on a stiff board 9.75 x 7.25". Soiling, approximately 1" tear on right margin, upper right corner lacking on print, pencil number on reverse. Written in pencil on upper left corner "Warner, Charles Dudley" and on the upper right "No. 115". Below the image is written "1 1/2 inches", partially stamped on the lower right margin "Electros" (ink stain obscures part of word), "Proofs", "Work". Printed at the bottom of the portrait "V. Grubayidoff (?) after photo by Cox". (Cox was most likely George Collins Fox who photographed many of the big names in literature ie. Walt Whitman.) The head and shoulder portrait shows an older Warner with white hair and a beard looking straight out. One of his most famous books was "The Gilded Age" written with his friend and neighbor Mark Twain. A quote attributed to Mark Twain was actually Warner's- "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." Would look handsome framed.