LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN. by Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding…

LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN. by Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding by Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944)


Edition: First edition.

New York: Putnam, 1907. Hardcover first edition - A look at the lives and loves of several well-known literary figures including Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, Samuel Johnson and Esther Thrale, and Edgar Allan Poe and Sarah Whitman as well as Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Lawrence Sterne, William Cowper and John Keats. Bound in lavender cloth in a beautiful example of Margaret Armstrong's Art Nouveau style with gilt lettering and flowers, and her monogram on the front board. Frontispiece portrait of Shelley and Mary Shelley with a tissue guard, and double portraits of all the other writers included. Title page with a floral design, and each page has the text inside black ruled borders with red running heads. 204 pp.

Condition: Near fine (corner slightly bumped).

Book ID: 75078
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