Lot 22: (BOOK ARTS.) The Book-Lover''s Almanac for the Year 1893.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (BOOK ARTS.) The Book-Lover''s Almanac for the Year 1893. Chromolithographed title-page and 12 charming book-related illustrations for each month of the calendar year, by Henriot, some with hand coloring applied. Small 8vo, stiff card wrappers retaining most of rose and gold floral-patterned silk over-wrapper on front cover, rear cover replaced. Printed by The De Vinne Press. New York: Duprat & Co., 1893
Notes: lovely association copy owned by eugene field and signed by printer theodore low de vinne; number 118 of 200 copies on japan. Field, who contributed the story "Dibdin''s Ghost" to this Grolier Club-dedicated volume has also penciled the following verse on the front endpaper: "If in this book some good you find, pray note it - I''ll bet my boots some woolly western fellow wrote it. E.F. 1893." A cut signature of Henriot is mounted above DeVinne''s signature on the front endpaper. This first of five volumes in the complete series contains an article on Jean Grolier by William Loring Andrews, an article on The Avery Architectural Library, "On an extra-illustrated copy of Nell Gwynne" by Beverly Chew, and "Bibliophiles et Biblioscopes" by Octave Uzanne among other works.