Heirlooms in Minatures
Heirlooms in Miniatures
Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth
J.B. Lippencott & Company, 1898
Octavo, 22 cm. Second edition. Contemporary 3/4 red Moroccan over marbled boards, gilt ruled. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Ornate gilt spine. xx, 259 pp., 88 plates of minatures. Rubbing. Bookplate of Dr. Noel J. Cortes, signature of Effingham B. Morris, Bolton Farm on title page. Clean, unmarked pages. From the estate of Jim Graham, former Washington D.C. City Council Member (1998-2014). Graham was head of Whitman-Walker Clinic (1984–1999) and a noted gay community pioneer.
Heirlooms in Miniatures features reproductions of illustrations of the "best examples of colonial, revolutionary, and modern miniature painters." Attempting to document the lives and work of the preeminent American artists of the time, it features notes from the author of incorrectly marked portraits and fun facts that add a taste of personality to the informative biographies of the artists and subjects