Item #14500 THE WRITINGS OF MRS HUMPHREY WARD. Mrs. Humphrey Ward, nee Arnold Mary Augusta Ward.


Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909-12.

"Autograph Edition" SIGNED by Mrs. Ward. 16 volumes. Illustrated. Bound in full tan crushed morocco, t.e.g, gilt spine titles and rules in the panels and on the bands, red morocco doblures with fancy gilt corner pieces, watered silk flyleaves, the upper and lower covers with sets of seven poppies formed from blue on-lays, each with long stems terminating in small gilt hearts with gilt pointelles between, the entire design inverted below, the entire design surrounded with stylized gilt rule, double rules at the edges. One crown with small chip, the top edge gilt slightly damaged, all else fine - a stunning set. Item #14500

The binding are quite possibly the work of Constance Karslake of the Guild of Women Binders. They are strikingly similar to the binding design on "The Centaur", illustrated on plate seven in "The Bindings of Tomorrow" by Eliot Anstruther; and the poppy tools are also strikingly similar to the tools used in a Hampstead Bindery binding in our possession which we attribute to her as well.

Price: $5,000.00