The Lightening Conductor Discovers America. C. N. Williamson, A. M. Williamson.
The Lightening Conductor Discovers America
The Lightening Conductor Discovers America
The Lightening Conductor Discovers America

The Lightening Conductor Discovers America

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company [printed at The Country Life Press], c. 1916. Hardcover. Duodecimo size, 394 pp. Fine. Item #16101702

In 1916, the "Great War" was still raging in Europe; here in the States, while its impacts were felt to a degree, life centered more on discovering a country which was feeling its strength and beauty. "Motoring" was a thing to do - we have yet to discover who the lightening conductor in question is, but s/he sets off in a motor car, nicely depicted on the front board, to take a tour through New England and New York, a map of which is depicted on the endpapers.

A lovely example of a decorated publisher's binding; alas, we cannot find the signature of the binding designer or firm.

___DESCRIPTION: Publisher's decorated trade binding in white, light green, dark green, and rust on full blue cloth, white lettering on the front and spine, pictorial endpapers, tissue-guarded full-colour frontispiece, illustrated title page, fifteen black-and-white photographic reproductions throughout the text; duodecimo size (7 5/8" by 5 1/8"), pagination: [i-vi] vii-viii, [1-2] 3-385, [386 - printer's statement].

___CONDITION: Fine overall; with clean boards, the colours on the front board seep, bright and unrubbed, straight corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some very slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the corners, else fine.

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Price: $50.00