Lot 141: PENNELL, J (1857 - 1926) E.R. [Pennell] (1855 - 1936). The Life of James McNeill Whistler. London: William Heinemann, 1909. 4to. Tipped on frontispiece illustration, monochrome plates (occasional light spotting, browning to endpapers). Original quarter yellow cloth, with olive/grey boards lettered in gilt. PRESENTATION COPY: “To Butler Wood [,] Joseph Pennell Elisabeth Robins Pennell December 14th 1911”. Provenance: Butler Wood (bookplate). Wood was a Bradford Librarian and friend of Whistler. [With]: An ALS from Joseph Pennell regarding a W.E. Gray of Bayswater who is  “doing the photographing for the book” loosely inserted addressed to William Michael Rossetti and an ALS from Elizabeth R. Pennell, also to Rosetti, asking for him to acknowledge safe receipt of “the books”, via the messenger.  William Michael Rossetti  (1829 –  1919) writer and critic was the brother of painter D G Rossetti and was consulted by the Penells on the book Life of Whistler. With: a pamphlet advertising The Whistler Journal (London, [n.d]. loosely inserted.

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Description: PENNELL, J (1857 - 1926) E.R. [Pennell] (1855 - 1936). The Life of James McNeill Whistler. London: William Heinemann, 1909. 4to. Tipped on frontispiece illustration, monochrome plates (occasional light spotting, browning to endpapers). Original quarter yellow cloth, with olive/grey boards lettered in gilt. PRESENTATION COPY: “To Butler Wood [,] Joseph Pennell Elisabeth Robins Pennell December 14th 1911”. Provenance: Butler Wood (bookplate). Wood was a Bradford Librarian and friend of Whistler. [With]: An ALS from Joseph Pennell regarding a W.E. Gray of Bayswater who is  “doing the photographing for the book” loosely inserted addressed to William Michael Rossetti and an ALS from Elizabeth R. Pennell, also to Rosetti, asking for him to acknowledge safe receipt of “the books”, via the messenger.  William Michael Rossetti  (1829 –  1919) writer and critic was the brother of painter D G Rossetti and was consulted by the Penells on the book Life of Whistler. With: a pamphlet advertising The Whistler Journal (London, [n.d]. loosely inserted.
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