New York: Grosset and Dunlap, Circa 1900. Small Octavo. (17 cm.) 92 pp. Half cloth, paper boards in colorful, red and black abstract art. White buckram spine with minor wear to head and tail. Titles on blue and ivory paper paste down on front board. Item #216
Lovely, early Twentieth Century edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnets From the Portuguese" in decorative publisher's binding. Designed as a gift book, this edition of Browning's "Sonnets" is indicative of the explosive change to come in the art world. The binding is modernist in its abstraction and geometry and color. Although created as a mass-market book, these cheap little editions published by Grosset and Dunlap are surprisingly both artistically innovative and appealing.