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- (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX AND ELIZABETH SHIPPEN GREEN)illus. THE BOOK OF THE CHILD by Mabel Humphrey. NY: Frederick Stokes, October 1903. Large folio (13 3/4" x 15"). cloth backed pictorial boards, except for slight general soil and tip wear this is a bright, clean and near Fine copy. First edition. In 1902, with Smith's and Green's successful Bryn Mawr calendar behind them, the two women collaborated on a "self-invested calendar project that featured some of the most beautiful works either woman ever painted." (Schnessel p. 38). Stokes immediately asked to publish the illustrations in book form and commissioned Mabel Humphrey to write poems to match the illustrations. The result was the Book Of The Child. Printed on rectos only (one side of the paper), there are 4 magnificent full page color illustrations by Green (one is tipped-in) with smaller illustrations in-text. There are 3 exquisite full page color illustrations by Smith plus the charming color cover (on both covers) as well as smaller text illustrations. The colors are rich and the artwork is almost breathtaking. (A few are reproduced in Schnessel p. 56-7,65 but only 1 in color). This is a scarce title, rarely found in such clean condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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