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Bryn Mawr College Calendar for 1902 (Jessie Willcox Smith and Elizabeth Shippen Green, Ellen Wetheral Ahrens: one of the greatest rarities and stunning illustrations)
Bryn Mawr College Students' Association Bryn Mawr: Bryn Mawr College Students' Association, 1901. First edition. Oblong quarto. Exceedingly scarce original printed Bryn Mawr College Calendar comprising THIRTEEN FULL-PAGE THREE-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH, ELIZABETH SHIPPEN GREEN AND ELLEN WETHERALD AHRENS. Measuring 14 x 7.5 inches, this calendar was printed by the Beck Engraving Company who go on later to print many of Smith's books, including all by David McKay. Original printed wrappers with cover illustration by Elizabeth Shippen Green, calendars calligraphied by the three artists with decorative inititals, six full-page colored illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith, six full-page colored illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green and one full-page colored illustration by Ellen Wetheral Ahrens. These illustrations were commissioned especially for this illustrious calendar by the Bryn Mawr College Students' Association and are the first and only appearances of these images anywhere in print. The concept was pre-date by one earlier number which had only 5 full-page color illustrations by Smith (others in border designs). Without a doubt the scarcest and most graphically stunning of any of Smith's ephemeral items, of which there are hundreds if not thousands of examples through her prolific career. Some very minor chipping to paper, original ties still present, an amazing survival.
      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
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