jacket art by HARRISON FISHER,
with complimentary matching
Color frontispiece and 8 glossy b&w
illustrations by George Brehm
many lovely in-text pen and ink drawings throughout.
1906, Believed First Edtion
& Dunlap reprint dust jacket by Harrison Fisher.
THE VOLUME: The
covers of the reprint volume and the first edition are virtually
identical on this title.
A NEW FACSIMILE copy
of the unique Harrison Fisher jacket, which sold with the Grosset
& Dunlap reprint of this story. Since the reprint exactly
duplicated the boards of the first edition, the jacket image may
have been the same as well. This jacket was made from a scan of
an original in very good condition, printed on one sheet of
acid-free paper by an archival inkjet printer (60-80 yr. inks),
and preserved in archival plastic.
This particular illustration appears in
another book illustrated by Harrison Fisher, Hearts and Masks
by Harold MacGrath, although it is printed in black and white
there--as are the other drawings in the book.
“Hope Weston, a bright, ingenious girl with a talent for
music, goes to the metropolis for serious study. She enters “The
Colossus”--consecrated to the study of the art, and her
experiences with the methods of the school, the various
professors who 'express their souls,' on the various instruments,
and above all with the presiding genious of the place, give full
play to the author's faculty for vivid and picturesque
portraiture. The reader will be eager to know whether the girl
was a genius or not—whether she drifts with the tide or not—and
whether she will be one of the gifted ones who 'arrive.'”
Photos to Enlarge
Little About Reprint Dust Jackets
Compared to First Editions:
often, with a book of this age, the front illustrations on the
dust jackets of the first edition publishers and the reprint
publishers were identical. But I have also found many examples
where, surprisingly, the first edition of a turn-of-the-century
dust jacket was very plain—sometimes only plain brown paper—and
it was the reprint dust jacket, which bore the lovely
illustration—often one of the interior illustrations from the
first edition. In this case I have almost invariably chosen to
mate the first edition book with the more beautiful reprint dust
assistance in obtaining a copy of this book, with a facsimile
dust jacket and book mark, or with any other questions or
comments, please feel free to contact me.
Fisher Facsimile Dust Jacket