American Authors and Their Homes
Malden, Perry Pictures, [ca. 1931]. String-tied compendium of E.A. Perry's photographs of American authors and (most of) their homes, these being taken from Perry Pictures' "Boston edition" and featuring eight authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Helen Hunt Jackson, most of whom have been recognized (albeit often belatedly) as authors of the American (or New England) Renaissance. Although the title page gives a copyright date of 1898, most of the individual photos have later copyright dates, the latest being 1931. Covers split, but still joined by the string; fragile, but a good copy. (The homes of Alcott, Thoreau, and Jackson are not pictured.) [#035283] SOLD
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