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LOT of Stone & Kimball/Herbert S. Stone publications: 200 titles 1st ed. signed
Chicago: Stone & Kimball/Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1894. Most VG or better, with few exceptions (see detailed list in description). Here is a rare opportunity to own nearly two-thirds of all publications from the highly-esteemed publishers Stone & Kimball and Herbert S. Stone & Company. This lot consists of 200 individual titles (a few titles are multi-volume sets, so, 208 individual volumes). Sidney Kramer, in A History of Stone & Kimball and Herbert S. Stone & Company,catalogues 309 titles published under the S&K/Herbert S. Stone banner, as well as a handful of privately-printed publications made by these houses. Active between 1893-1905, these Chicago publishers produced some of the finest books of theirs or any era, and represent an important moment in the history of the book publishing arts. The quality of manufacture and design, including contributions from design artists such as Aubrey Beardsley and Frank Hazenplug, demonstrate a strong influence of the contemporary Arts and Crafts movement. These fine books will make a wonderful addition to the library of any serious book collector. All titles are originals, all first editions (with very few exceptions - see table below), and all in Very Good or better condition (with a few exceptions - see table below). Several titles were published in very limited editions. Six of the books in this collection feature the book plate of Herbert S. Stone, a descendant of the Herbert S. Stone who published these titles. The plate is a design by renowned book-plate artist Dorothy Sturgis Harding. See image. Among the highlights from … [Click Below for Full Description]
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