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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Illustrated with a frontispiece and over one-hundred other illustrated plates drawn by Joseph Pennell (1857-1926). Pennell ws an American draftsman, etcher, and illustrator for books and magazines, and also wrote various works such as 'Litographs of War' and 'The Adventures of an Illustrator'.
This is an interesting topographical work on the city of Philadelphia, written by Elizabeth Robins Pennell 'simply for the pleasure of gathering together my old memories of a... native place'.
Contents include 'A Child in Philadelphia', 'The Social Adventure', 'The Romance o Work', 'Philadelphia and Literature', and 'Philadelphia and Art'.
Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936) was an American writer who spent most of her life in London. She wrote a variety of travelogues, particularly regarding cycling, as well biographies on Mary Wollstonecraft and her friend James Whistler.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping and edge wear to the extremities and the head and tail of spine. Light fading to the spine and the margins of boards, with discolouration and marks to boards and spine. Age-toning to the endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with age-toning to the text and the odd spot to the first and last few pages of text. Some pages are uncut to the top-edge of text.
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