New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. Simmons, Edward; Simmons, Will. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2276384
First edition. Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on front endpaper ('To Julian Street, In hopes that he will get as much pleasure out of this book as I did in reading Rita Coventry. Edward Simmons, March 2, 1923'). This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr., but the inscription is clearly to his father, who published Rita Coventry in the same year as Simmons's work. An important association copy establishing a relationship between two significant individuals in early 20th century America. Top board corner lightly stained.
xiv, , 344 pp. 8vo. An autobiography by the American impressionist painter known for his murals, particularly those commissioned by the Criminal Courthouse at 100 Centre Street in Manhattan, the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel, the Library of Congress in Washington, and the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul. Includes a frontispiece portrait of the author drawn by Will Simmons, three black-and-white photographic plates, and eight plates from pencil drawings and paintings by the author, including: Mary Emerson (Ripley) Simmons; The Carpenter's Son; Justice; The Three Fates; Melpomene; January; The Return of the Flags; Cleansing the Soil of the Bad Elements.