New York & London: Harper & Bros. 1927. Hard Cover. First Edition. 238 pp. Mustard yellow cover has spine & corners bound in black cloth. Black Grotesque design center front, bright gilt on spine. Cover lightly soiled, corners a bit bumped. Mustard endpapers with black ink inscription by Canfield to noted collector Nina Burnham on the first free endpaper. Fine laid paper. A series of essays, columns and articles on theater, actors, drama, and poetry by a writer for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and other periodicals. Includes essay on monologist Ruth Draper.
Signed by Author. Very Good.
New York: Pach Brothers, n.d. Photograph. First Edition. A quite formal portrait of the famed American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, best known for his so named "Gibson Girl" image that came to represent the ideal woman of the late 19th and early 20th century. The image of Gibson measures 9-3/4" x 7-1/4" the original mounting board measures 13-1/2" x 9-1/4"
Inscribed in pencil by Gibson below the photograph on the mounting board, "To Gwendolyn Gwyer/Sincerely/C D Gibson" Gwendolyn Gwyer may have been a model for Charles Dana Gibson. Born in Brooklyn in April of 1893, Gwyer married Robert I. Walker on March 4, 1916, indicating that this photograph was inscribed to Ms. Gwyer prior to her marriage. A very unique Charles Dana Gibson inscribed item...
Rockland, Maine: Island Institute, 1984-2016. Wraps. First Edition. Full Set, Volumes 1-32. 4to. . A rare opportunity in fine condition. Each annual issue is 100 pp +/-, covers are full-color photographs.
"The Island Institute is a non-profit organization that serves as a voice for the balanced future of the islands and waters of the islands and waters of the Gulf of Maine." Contents include complete coverage of island life on the coast of Maine and elsewhere, aquaculture, historical pieces, poetry, many illustrations, book reviews, reports of activities of the Island Institute in the areas of education, health and safety services, and more. Many covers and other photos by Peter Ralston. Several issues are out-of-print, and a set in this condition is seldom found. Fine.
Boston, MA: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1900. Hard Cover. First Edition. Tan cloth-covered boards, red titling to cover board and spine. Top foredge gilded.
Born on Islesboro, Maine, in 1860, Mark Pierce Pendleton was the owner and publisher of the newspaper, "The Belfast Age" of Belfast, Maine, from 1888 to 1893. He was appointed United States Consul at Pictou by President Grover Cleveland in 1893. Pendleton died at the age of 38 on May 12, 1898. Good.