Volume Cover: Homespun Essays


CountryUnited States

MediumPaper over Boards

VolumeHomespun Essays

EphemeraAdvertising Matter

AtelierUnknown, Otis H. Kean (New York)


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Advertising, Engraving, Volume Cover


Support Dimensions: 13.1 x 8.0 x .9 cm (32 mo: 5.25 x 3.25")

This is a small, (32mo) thick laid paper glued-over boards volume. Top edge gilt featuring a red silk bookmark and uncut as well as cut, hand-made paper pages featuring tipped photographic plates on Japanese vellum. Tissue-protected plates with bound guards printed by red ink letterpress. Twelve photographs printed as multiple-color halftones (possibly by Quadri-Color Company of New York City) comprising eight plates by American Photo-Secession founder members Clarence Hudson White and Gertrude Käsebier & an additional four architectural photographs showing views of the newly built Rochester Trust & Safe Deposit Company in Rochester, New York. 26 unpaginated text pages (both sides) including title page but excluding front and rear endpapers, photographic plate pages and tissue guards.

“Essays” printed in the volume are ordered & titled thus:

A Naturalist
Rainy Days
How Things Grow
The Farmer
A Look Into the Future

Volume Cover: Homespun Essays