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The Farmer's Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry
New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1933. First American Edition, 1st Printing. A Near Fine copy of the first American Edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original black cloth (upper corners bumped, modest rubbing to the spine ends and board corners with some tiny rubs through, light surface rubbing and a bit of marking to the cloth, tiny indent to the front board within the "G" of Leighton's name, tiny bend to the upper leading corner to the pages, lacking the exceedingly scarce slipcase -- but easily the nicest copy of the first American edition that we have seen). With both the text and illustrations by Clare Leighton (a renowned English/American artist, writer, and illustrator best known for her wood engravings), the book contains a dozen full black and white full-page illustrations as well as seven vignettes, a lovely letter block at the start of each chapter. Each pastedown and facing side of its adjoining free endpaper also are of Leighton's design. A highly-regarded artist, Leighton received an Award for greatest contribution to the culture of New England, New England Society of New York, New York, NY, USA (1954), an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Colby College, Waterville, ME, USA (1940), a First Prize and Logan Medal, International Engraving Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (1930). In 1945 she was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1949. Some of her original works are held by the Smithsonian, and a large number of her papers are held by Duke University. An unusually nice copy of this sought-after work.
      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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