San Francisco: A. M. Robertson (Philopolis Press), 1909. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 2 of 500, duodecimo size, 47 pp. Good +. Item #19032201
Written by American meteorologist Alexander McAdie (1863-1943), who made many advances in the field of meteorology and was also in charge of the U.S. Weather Bureau in San Francisco from 1903 to 1913, this volume contains three essays reprinted from "Philopolis" magazine, a publication printed by Arthur and Lucia Mathews at their press, the Philopolis Press.
The book also contains a reproduction of a painting by Lucia K. Mathews, who, along with her husband Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945), was one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America; the Mathews were a husband-and-wife team of artists and designers and had a significant influence on the art in California at the beginning of the twentieth century.
___DESCRIPTION: Full white paper, illustration of a flower in gilt on the front board, red leather spine label with gilt rules and lettering, fore- and bottom edges rough cut, frontispiece a colour reproduction of a painting by Lucia K. Mathews, with lettered tissue guard, title page in red and black with floral border, photogravures of landscapes preceding each essay, red initial capitals and running titles, floral borders and decorations by Lucia K. Mathews throughout; duodecimo size (7.25" by 5"), pagination: [i-v] [1-6] 7-42, one of 500 copies, this number 2.
___CONDITION: Volume is good plus, with a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some soiling and toning to the boards, overall rubbing, corners are gently bumped, spine label is rubbed at the edges with some loss to the gilt lettering, age-toning to the free endpapers. Though the outer boards have wear, the interior is clean and tight; would be very good but for the soiling and toning to the boards.
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