SMITH, JESSE WILCOX. 1863-1935. 2 titles: 1. MACDONALD, GEORGE. 1824-1905. At the Back of the North Wind. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1919. Color title page illustration and 8 color plates by Smith. Publisher's grey cloth with illustration by Smith applied, custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

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Lot 148¤
SMITH, JESSE WILCOX. 1863-1935.
2 titles:
1. MACDONALD, GEORGE. 1824-1905. At the Back of the North Wind. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1919. Color title page illustration and 8 color plates by Smith. Publisher's grey cloth with illustration by Smith applied, custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

Sold for US$ 318 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II. Sold without reserve to benefit charitable institutions.
SMITH, JESSE WILCOX. 1863-1935.
2 titles:
1. MACDONALD, GEORGE. 1824-1905. At the Back of the North Wind. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1919. Color title page illustration and 8 color plates by Smith. Publisher's grey cloth with illustration by Smith applied, custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Rubbed, some soiling, slightly loose.
2. SMITH, NORA ARCHIBALD. 1859-1934. Boys and Girls of Bookland. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Company, 1923. 4to. 11 color plates by Jesse Wilcox Smith. Publisher's green pictorial cloth gilt, pictorial dust jacket, custom quarter morocco clamshell case. Jacket soiled, chipped at lower front corner, with a few tears, corners rubbed, pages slightly browned.

Jesse Wilcox Smith was among the preeminent women in book illustration during the golden age. She provided artwork for an extensive list of children's books, as well as periodicals such as Harper's Bazaar. She shared a studio with Elizabeth Shippen Green, Violet Oakley and Henrietta Cozens — collectively known as the "Red Rose Girls." Smith, Green and Oakley were later inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame.
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SMITH, JESSE WILCOX. 1863-1935. 2 titles: 1. MACDONALD, GEORGE. 1824-1905. At the Back of the North Wind. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1919. Color title page illustration and 8 color plates by Smith. Publisher's grey cloth with illustration by Smith applied, custom quarter morocco clamshell box.
SMITH, JESSE WILCOX. 1863-1935. 2 titles: 1. MACDONALD, GEORGE. 1824-1905. At the Back of the North Wind. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1919. Color title page illustration and 8 color plates by Smith. Publisher's grey cloth with illustration by Smith applied, custom quarter morocco clamshell box.
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