The ruling passion : tales of nature and human nature

Margaret Neilson Armstrong American
Publisher Charles Scribners and Sons American
Author Henry Van Dyke American

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"Unsigned binding design by Margaret Armstrong in gold and green on smooth blue cloth of interwoven Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) branches with cones forming a central lens-shaped opening containing the titles; spine with titles surrounded by multiple repeat of the Hemlock cone motif; deckled edges and top edge gilt. Includes tinted frontispiece and 7 tinted black and white illustrations by Walter Appleton Clark. A series of eight stories about passions other than love than can have power over human life. One of twelve Van Dyke covers Armstrong designed between 1901 and 1927. Here, Armstrong uses the Eastern Hemlock, a common conifer in the forests and woods of the Northeast to allude to the forests and woods where the stories take place. A fine copy with an exceptionally bright cover; a contemporary penciled ownership on the ffep. Exceptionally scarce in this condition." -- Austin Abbey Rare Books.

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The ruling passion : tales of nature and human nature, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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