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Riley, James Whitcomb All the Year Round

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2654M
Lot:
1131
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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Riley, James Whitcomb All the Year Round. Illustrated by Gustave Baumann, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, [1912].
Quarto, introductory page tipped in before title mentioning Riley's appearance at the Jovian luncheon, August 3, 1914; title printed within ornamental woodcut border with astrological symbols; a poem appears for each month, and at each opening, the poem by Riley on the left faces the woodcut by Baumann on the right; each woodcut is printed in four or more separate colors appropriate for the seasonal subject of the illustration; pages unopened throughout; bound in a stained and badly damaged publisher's cloth binding, spine completely missing, boards stained and worn, all but detached, endleaves chipped and detached.
Estimate $100-150


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Keywords

Gustave Baumann, James Whitcomb, All the Year Round, Indianapolis, Merrill, American art, Baumann, Bobbs-Merrill Company, James Whitcomb Riley, Printing, Publishing, Quarto, Riley, Woodcut

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