New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. No. 60 of an edition limited to 150 sets of 22 fine photogravures proofs (320 x 240mm) signed in plate ("Coffee-Room, George Inn" additionally signed by Smith in pencil at lower right of image), individually matted with tissue guard and original publisher's printed descriptive label on verso. Complete with 8pp letterpress (508 x 406mm) half-title and title pages, limitation leaf signed by Smith and the publisher,introduction by Smith, and list of proofs with notes. Presented in original muslin-backed portfolio with linen ties and lidded box printed in green and black. One plate label wrinkled, letterpress very lightly toned to page edges, else virtually pristine. BAL 18258. Fine-. Item #BB2442
Francis Hopkinson Smith, who descended from a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was an author, artist, and engineer (among other projects, he built the Race Rock Lighthouse in Long Island Sound southwest of Fishers Island and the foundation for Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi's Liberty Enlightening the World (the Statue of Liberty) in New York Harbor. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).