1922 First Edition with Dust jacket - Through the Cloud Mountain Illustrated by Gertrude Kay.
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Author: Bernard, Florence Scott. (Kay, Gertrude, illustrator).
Title: THROUGH The CLOUD MOUNTAIN With Jan and the Story-Book Folk We Love Illustrated by Gertrude Kay.
Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1922. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 215 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine) in a good and scarce dust jacket (chips and tears - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (clean, bright, and tight, name of a previous 1922 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the very nice 8 full-page color plates by Gertrude Kay.
The book: Rare and attractive first illustrated edition of THROUGH The CLOUD MOUNTAIN With Jan and the Story-Book Folk We Love Illustrated by Gertrude Kay.
The illustrator: Gertrude Kay was born in Alliance, Ohio, U.S.A in 1884.
Her father was a successful hardware merchant and allowed his daughter to follow her passion for creative arts. She studied illustration at the Philadelphia Museum School of Design and with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia.
Along with other women students of Howard Pyle including Sarah Stilwell Weber, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Violet Oakley, Alice Barber Stephens, and Katherine Pyle, Gertrude Alice Kay found success in the male-dominated world of commercial illustration. Her fellow female illustrators at Drexel included Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley – otherwise known as ‘The Red Rose Girls’.
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