1906 Rare First Edition - Billy-Boy by John Luther Long, Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Author: John Luther Long. (Illustrated By Jessie Willcox Smith).
Title: Billy-Boy: A Study In Responsibilities With Illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith and Decorations by Robert McQuinn.
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1906. First Edition with the top edge gilt and the pictorial endpaper (Nudelman A23).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 6".
Pages: 74 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful color frontispiece and the three full-page illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith and the margins decorations by Robert McQuinn.
The book: Attractive and rare First edition of BILLY-BOY: A STUDY IN RESPONSIBILITIES, this work offers readers a poignant exploration of responsibilities and the intricacies of human relationships. This particular edition, adorned with intricate illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith and margin decorations by Robert McQuinn, is a testament to the artistry and depth of the narrative.
The author: John Luther Long (1861–1927) was an American lawyer and writer best known for his short story "Madame Butterfly," which was the basis for the famous opera by Giacomo Puccini. His writings often delved into the complexities of human emotions and relationships, offering readers a unique perspective on life.
The illustrator: Jessie Willcox Smith (1863–1935) was a prominent American illustrator known for her work in children's literature. Her illustrations, characterized by their warmth and charm, have graced the pages of numerous books, magazines, and advertisements, making her one of the most recognized and celebrated illustrators of her time.
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