THE ROMANCE OF THE COMMONPLACE
San Francisco Paul Elder and Morgan Shepard 1902 (6) 152 pages. First Edition.Presentation copy to author's sister. Author's Autograph Edition. #3 of ninety-three copies on Ruisdael hand-made paper. Dated and signed in ink by Gelett Burgess, with his personal chop, on the limitation page. Additionally Inscribed in ink by Burgess to his sister Anne on a front free endpaper, "To Anne from Frank / Xmas 1902 (chop)." "Frank" was Gelett Burgess' real first name. In addition to the inscription, the dedication page states, "To My Sisters, Ella and Anne: with whom This Philosophy Was Proven". Vellum-backed gray boards. t.e.g., uncut. 6 1/4" x 8 1/2". A delightful collection of essays, described by the author in his Introduction: "But this little course of philosophy lays my character and temperament, not to speak of my intellect, so bare that, finished and summed up for the printer, I am all of a shiver with shame." Some minor foxing and soiling; somewhat rubbed from handling, but Very Good Plus or better, now in a custom clear mylar jacket. Always FREE SHIPPING via USPS media mail to any United States address.
Signed: y Edition: First Edition
Jacket Condition: Custom Clear Mylar
Binding: Vellum-backed Boards
Condition: Very Good Plus
Book Id: 1674