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Doomsday, Crabtree Hemenway, 1898, Copeland & Day, 1st ed, Very scarce
Hemenway, Crabtree [Myles]. Doomsday. Boston: Copeland & Day, 1898. First edition. Printed by the University Press, Cambridge. Bound in pictorial light yellow paper wrappers over boards. "[A] memorably vivid graphic appeared on the Copeland and Day issue entitled Doomsday, a fantasy by Myles 'Crabtree' Hemenway. The haunting image of a skull in a circle floating on the sea was created by Henry Hunt Clark (a graduate of MIT and later the head of the decorative design department at the Rhode Island School of Design) but was incorrectly attributed to the book's author" (Fanning). Measures approx. 4.75" x 7". Some rubbing to edges and spine tips. A beautiful example of a volume that is very rarely encountered. "In 'Doomsday,' by Crabtree Hemenway, which Copeland & Day published several months ago, we have a very remarkable book. It is remarkable chiefly for its beautiful writing and its cover design. This cover is easily the oddest of the year..." (New York Times, 1899). Keywords: Private Press, Private Printing, Fine Press, Privately Printed, Copeland and Day, Arts & Crafts, Arts and Crafts. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Under the Hill Books (underthehillbooks) [Minneapolis, Minnesota, US]
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