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The Holy Experiment: Our Heritage from William Penn Oakley

By Violet Oakley

1950

Cogslea Studio Publications : Philadelphia

12.5" by 9.5"

158pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A beautiful limited edition copy of Violet Oakley's 'The Holy Experiment', numbered 352 out of 'One Thousand Copies' and featuring a four page pull-out illustration.

This copy is collated, complete with illustrations and a 4 page fold-out illustration. Written by Violet Oakley, a renowned American artist who was the first American woman to be commissioned to create a public mural, 'The Holy Experiment' contains copies of her mural work in the Senate Chambers and Supreme Courtroom in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. These murals and this text serve as a homage to William Penn, the Quaker founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, who greatly inspired Oakley's political beliefs. This copy features an inscription to 'Lady Scot' from Edith Stix Wasserman, possibly referring to the 'fiery suffragette' Edith Wasserman nee Stix.

CONDITION

In a quarter buckram binding with dark blue cloth boards. Gilded title and decoration to front board. Externally excellent condition. Bumping to the head of spine and extremities. Small mark to bottom extremity of front board. Inscription to the front blank after the front free-endpaper: 'To dear Lady Scott with genuine admiration from Edith Stix Wasserman April 24. 1952' Numbered in ink '352', and signed in ink by author. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained between pages 50 and 51.Pages are very bright and clean, with the odd spot throughout, not affecting the text. A few scatterer spots to the first few pages. Handling marks on pages 15 and 150. Contains 4 page fold-out illustration. Small crease to outer corner of page 75.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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