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1920
Circa 1920
Cupid’s Pranks. Collected and Composed by Phoebe Strong Dunham. (Published by the Ralph Fletcher Seymour Company, Fine Arts Building, Chicago. Note: not dated.) Dunham, Phoebe Strong A composite of poems by authors that include: Browning, Byron, Shelly, Leigh Hunt, Longfellow, St. Augustine and Homes. Title page has an illustration of cupids tipped in. Printed on beige paper with a "suede <D> finish" watermark. The "D" is within a diamond. Includes eleven illustrations by an unknown artist, but possibly by Seymour. 5.5 x 8.1 (First Edition)  Pp 27 0142.14.1215
1920
Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Printed on laid paper with a "Canterbury, The PM Co., Quality" watermark. Top and bottom trimmed, side uncut. Paper covered boards.) Corbin, Alice The majority of the poems in this book were first published in "Poetry, A Magazine of Verse." From the Stone Age was printed in "The New Republic"; Tree and Horses and Bird-Song and Wire in "The Dial"; the others appear here for the first time. A collection of 51 poems. Inscribed by the author, "To Mrs. Hunter (Frances Swan Hunter), with cordial regards from, Alice Corbin." This was the authors third published book of poetry: The Linnet Songs (1898), The Spinning...  Continue...  Pp 58 0142.11.0114
1920
Sketches in Lyric Prose and Verse (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago, under the Alder Brink Press Imprint. Printed on Old Stratford deckle edge paper. "This edition of ‘Schetches in Lyric Prose and Verse’ is limited to 50 de luxe numbered copies on Old Stratford deckle edge paper, signed by the author, and the regular edition. Printed by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, The Alderbrink Press, Chicago, MCMXX. Number 13." [Signed] Heartfully yours, Natalie W. Price.) Price, Natalie Whitted A compilation of 46 poems and verse. "Spring, passing on her way, came to a hill-crest, where Ennui reclined, wrapped in the sleep of weariness. Upon the crusty leaves of winter's hoarding his frame lay motionless, in utter lassitude. So gentle was the tread of Spring, so mute her breath, that he awakened not at her approach. Perceiving him, she smiled and drew near. Bending above him she lifted from her brow a fragrant garland and placed it lightly on his own, and...  Continue...  Pp 80 0142.13.0116
1921
1921
Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition Commemorating The Anniversary of the Death of John Keats. (1821-1921). Held at the Public Library of the City of Boston. February 21 to March 14, 1921. (Published and printed by The Public Library of the City of Boston: Printing Department.) Boston Public Library To honor the work of John Keats, the Boston Public Library held an exhibition on the one hundredth anniversary of his death. The exhibition included 84 Single and Collected works, 40 Selection which included number 56 of "The Eve of St. Agnes" published by Auvergne Press in 1896 (S.22). Wright designed the title page for this volume. It also included 29 Autographed letters, and about 150...  Continue...   For more information on the Eve of St. Agnes see our Wright Study. Pp 63 0144.02.0710
1921
The Caxton Club. Officers, Committees, Constitution, List of Members. (Stiff Paper Cover) (Published by The Caxton Club, Art Institute Building, Chicago. 250 copies printed on a cream laid paper with a "Old Stratford USA" watermark. Printed by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. At the Lakeside Press, Chicago. Top edge trimmed, others uncut.) Caxton Club The Caxton Club was founded in 1895 by fifteen Chicago bibliophiles who desired to support the publication of fine books in the spirit of the prevailing Arts and Crafts Movement. The founders were collectors, publishers, designers, and librarians. Their primary objective was to publish books of quality, both in content and design, primarily for their own personal libraries. In addition to the subjects mentioned in the title, this volume also includes: Address...  Continue...  Pp 110 0144.08.1215
1921
Out of The Gathering Basket . A Series of Sketches on Gardens and Books (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Cover design and decorations by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. Printed on a beige paper with the watermark "DRESDEN PAMPHLET." Top edge trimmed, others uncut.) Mauran, Grace Goodman "During a memorable conversation between Bazarov, the hero of Turgenev’s Father and Children, and his fascinating friend, Madame Odinstov, the subject of happiness is introduced, and Madame Odinstov questions: "Tell me why it is that even when we are enjoying music, for instance, or a fine evening, or a conversation with sympathetic people, it all seems an intimation of some measured happiness existing apart somewhere rather than...  Continue...  Pp 101 0144.09.0316 0144.12.1217
1921
Poems of Keats, An Anthology In Commemoration of the Poet’s Death, February 23, 1821 (Hard Cover) (Published by Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 17 Thavies Inn [London],. Printed by Butler & Tanner, Frome and London) Keats, John; Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. This Anthology, in commemoration of the death of Keats, is based on the Anthology printed and published at the Doves Press in 1914. In the arrangement of the Poems, the Sonnet — Bright star! Would I were constant as thou art — has been placed first, that from the outset the Reader may have present to his imagination the ever threatening cry towards which, deathwards progressing, all the passion of the Poet is tending, whilst at the end has been placed...  Continue...  Pp 218 0144.17.0719
1921
Vagrants (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Boards are covered in a textured tan paper. The title is printed on a paper label, uneven edges, and affixed to the cover. A printed paper label is also affixed to the spine. Printed on cream colored paper with the watermark "Dresden Pamphlet." Top and side edges trimmed, bottom untrimmed.) Bennett, Georgia E.

"Vagrants.
Perhaps these vagrants, tattered as they are, and torn,
May find some friendly lodging for the night;
If not, there are broom and bracken on the kindly hills,
And winter snows fall soft and light ."
A compilation of fifty-one poems by Georgia E. Bennett. Original list price $1.75. 6 x 9. (First Edition)

Pp 64 0144.18.0221
1921
Verbum Sapienti (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Boards covered in gray cloth. Gilt lettering stamped on cover. Dust jacket, stiff paper, printed in black. Printed on beige paper with the watermark of the letter "A" superimposed over an eagle with spread wings, and the text "Albion Text." Top and side trimmed, bottom untrimmed.) Baker, Mary Landon Mary Landon Baker was born into great wealth in 1901. She published this volume in 1920 (first edition) when she was just 19. Verbum Sapienti, "A word to the wise" a collection of her observations about life and human experience. At 21 she made headlines when she left Allister McCormick of the famous McCormick family (International Harvester), at the alter, then repeated it a number of times. It was reported that by  the end of her life she had turned down over 65 proposals...  Continue...  Pp 49 0144.11.0317
1921
Where the Sabots Clatter Again (Seymour) Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Printed on beige laid paper with the watermark: "Old Stratfords. USA." Top and bottom trimmed, sides uncut.) Shortall, Katherine

"The Radcliffe Unit in France collaborated with the French Red Cross in its work of reconstruction after the Armistice. It was as a member of this unit and as a chauffeuse in the devastated regions that the writer received the impressions set forth in these sketches." "Published For The Benefit of the Radcliffe College Endowment Fund in an Edition Limited to 150 Copies. Second Edition of 150 Copies." Cover, title page and decorations by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. Cover illustration initialed bottom right...  Continue...

Pp 40 0144.19.0521
1922
1922
Faces and Open Doors (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Label pasted on spine.) Lee, Agnes A compilation of 52 poems. Although many of Agnes Lee’s poems were previously published in numerous magazines, this was the first time to be compiled and published in book form. "This book contains many of my recent poems and I have selected and revised others, from my former volumes, to bear them company. For kind permission for reprinting I thank: Poetry, a Magazine of Verse, The North American Review, The Atlantic...  Continue...  Pp 120 0147.07.1014
1922
My Hearthside, Poems written to Sally (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Printed on a beige paper with the watermark "DRESDEN PAMPHLET." Top and bottom edges trimmed, side uncut. Missing frontispiece portrait.) Cheney, John Vance A compilation of 10 poems. "Thou and I. Love, I would have thee as the snow is, white; And pure on hilltops of the winter day; Thou shouldst have sovereign rule, the spirit sway; Of beauty, wide and shining as the light. Thou shouldst be as the evening star is, bright; As heaven can make it; all thy summer way; The melodies of June should sing and play; In thee, the darling of the day and night. But I would have thee human first and last, One not untouched by trouble...  Continue...  Pp 45 0147.09.0316
1922
Keats, Poems Published in 1820 (1820/1922 Version) (Published by Humphrey Milford, London at the Oxford University Press in 1922) Keats, John "This present edition is a reprint, page for page and line for line, of a copy of the 1820 volume in the British Museum..." originally published with the title "Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems". By John Keats, Author of Endymion. Originally "Printed For Taylor and Hessey. Fleet-Street, London, 1820" This was the first time "The Eve of St. Agnes" was published in a volume...  Continue...   For more information on the Bitter Root Inn see our Wright Study. Pp 115 0147.03.0510
1922
Juliette Recamier. Her Life and Times (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago) Printed on laid paper with the watermark "Albion Text." Top pages are trimmed, other uncut. Austrain, Delia "In the library of a certain bachelor, known for his austere and somewhat rigid qualities, a life-sized portrait of Madame Recamier hangs conspicuously. Her piquant loveliness adds an incongruous radiance to the gloomy and rather monotonous room. She is there, I have suspected, because she represents a world he would have liked to live in, a world of free spirit and intellect, of romance, charm and beauty. Delia Austrian's new biography, Juliette Recamier makes you feel that...  Continue... Pp 169 0147.11.1016
1923
1923
Experimenting With Human Lives. The Fine Art Society, Olive Hill, Hollywood, California. (Soft Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. The pages are folded Japanese style and printed in red and black. A strip of cloth, 7" x 1/2," is stapled on the front and back, then glued into a stiff paper cover that wraps around the booklet and forms a folder.) Wright, Frank Lloyd This undated pamphlet was written after the 1923 earthquake in Japan. "The rim of the Pacific basin is no place to experiment with human lives in the interests of an architectural expedient. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokio (sic), all on the rim of this great basin, are infested by that expedient. That expedient is the tall steel frame building we call the skyscraper, and it has no better scientific, aesthetic or moral basis for existence as a bid for human sacrifice then the... Continue... (Sweeney 149) Pp 12 0149.00.1217
1923
Glass. History, Manufacture and Its Universal Application (Published by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company Introduction. "This book endeavors to give an account of glass-making from the crude furnaces of early times to the mammoth plants of today, and to indicate how much more widespread the use of this world-material inevitably must become in the near future..." Two photographs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Dana House. Entrance: "Leaded Glass Curtain Designs. In this illustration is shown an effective set of leaded glass curtain designs, composed of clear glass with...  Continue... Pp 215 0156.56.0717
1923
High Lights and Twilights of Morningshore (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Printed on a beige laid paper, with "Canterbury <D> Laid" watermark, "D" is within a diamond. Title label pasted to spin. Top and bottom cut, side uncut) Leslie, Sarah Satterthwaite "A Refreshing Experience. It is refreshing to pick up a book of poetry that openly adopts forms long known as poetic and then endeavors to make something new of them by dint of fresh phrasing and original combination of lines. The reader of such a book is not troubled by unfamiliar patterns, perhaps unpoetic, too. He reads with a feeling of ease, yet meets now and then with pleasant deviations from the expected. Such in general is the book written by...  Continue... Pp 73 0156.44.0314
1923
John Keats. Selected & Edited by Henry Newbolt (Hard Cover) (Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London & Edinburgh. Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers. Boards covered in green cloth. Title, design elements and borders in dark green ink.) Keats, John; Newbolt, Henry Introduction: "Everything he wrote is clearly the work of a human spirit expressing itself in the presence of others; it is a piece of life, and constantly invites us to consider questions which belong to life..." Possibly part of the series Nelson’s Poets. Similar volumes, with an introduction by Newbolt, appeared for William Morris, John Milton, Robert Browning and Shelley...  Continue...   For more information on the Bitter Root Inn see our Wright Study. Pp 408 0156.48.1213
1923
Poems (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building, Chicago. Printed on laid paper with a "Marlowe" watermark. Top edge trimmed, others uncut.) Clay, Susan Signed by the author. Susan Clay Sawitzky (1897 - 1981) was an American poet and art historian. She was born in Frankfort Kentucky, and grew up on the outskirts of Lexington. She was a great-grand daughter of Henry Clay and a granddaughter of James Brown Clay. In 1927 she married Vassili (William) Sawitzky, an art historian and dealer. The moved east and lived in New York City and Connecticut. "It was Carol Sax, through whom she had met Sawitsky, who introduced...  Continue... Pp 32 0156.58.0917
1923
Successful Houses and How to Build Them (First published in September, 1912 by Norwood Press. J.S. Cushing Co. - Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass, U.S.A. This edition published in 1923 by The MacMillan Company, New York) White, Charles E. Jr. Charles E. White, Jr. was an architect in Chicago, and worked in Wright’s Oak Park studio from 1903 to 1905. White, along with Vernon S. Watson worked with Wright on the River Forest Tennis Club (S.119). The Walter Gerts Residence was designed by White and built in 1905. Wright remodeled it in 1911 (S.177). In this volume, many of Wright’s home were included, but only a few were identified. Images of Wright’s homes included: Moore Residence (First) p 8...  Continue...  Pp 520 0156.06.1009
1923
The Bungalow Book (Hard Cover) (The MacMillan Company, New York) White, Charles E. Jr. "Shortly after ‘Successful Houses and How to Built Them’ was published (1912), requests began to come from readers to the Author for a book specializing on the planning and construction of bungalows..." Charles E. White, Jr. was an architect in Chicago, and worked in Wright’s Oak Park studio from 1903 to 1905. White, along with Vernon S. Watson worked with Wright on the River Forest Tennis Club (S.119). The Walter Gerts Residence was designed by White and built in 1905. Wright...  Continue...  Pp 221 0156.54.0317
1924
1924 

Ausgeführte Bauten Und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright, (Hard Cover - Cloth string ties)  (Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.G., Berlin)

Wright, Frank Lloyd This is an undated German edition and was published by Wasmuth in Berlin. 100 Plates but reduced to 13 x 19". All one hundred plates are placed in one portfolio like the 1963 version, and the portfolio is similar to that version. The emboss is missing. This was an unauthorized version, and Wright was not pleased by the poor quality of printing. The text and list of plates included as a separate booklet (see 157b). (First Edition)  (Sweeney 157) Pp 100 0157.00.0404
1924 
Ausgeführte Bauten Und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright, (Soft Cover sheets)  (Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.G., Berlin) Wright, Frank Lloyd This booklet is included with the 1924 Wasmuth portfolio (Sweeney 157). There are 16 sheets folded once, but unbound. They are loosely placed next to each other.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 157) Pp 32 0157.0b.0404
1924 
A Primer of Modern Art  (Hard Cover)  (Published by Tudor Publishing Company, New York) Cheney, Sheldon Text and three photos. (Tenth Edition) Pp 16 223 323 328 334 368 0157.01.1202
1924
"Our Sentry Go" (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Volume possibly rebound. Printed on beige paper with the watermark: "Warren’s Olde Style.") Watson, Jeanette Grace The story of the world as we have known it in France during the years of war. Introduction: "Low on the earth is the skylark’s nest, – in the soft herbage, and where the little flowers bloom, we're littlest creatures find shelter and voice is too low for our ears sing their songs of Life. The sound of the dew-drop and the sound of the wind when it sweeps by in a storm; voices from the dust and voices from the sky; all these the Skylark hears in his nest and he gives it to us as he mounts...  Continue...  Pp 342 0164.11.1220
1924
Silhouettes. Monologues, Sketches and Bits of Verse (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Boards are covered in a modeled blue paper. Decoration and title in gilt on cover. Printed on a thick beige stock, deckle edges side and bottom, top is trimmed.) Hess, Elizabeth Guion A compilation of 24 monologues and bits of verse. Foreword: "The art of the one who reads or recites a poem or monologue, and the impersonator who presents an act from a play, portraying several characters, is a much more difficult one than that of the actor who, aided by make-up, costumes, scenery, and other members of the cast, assumes his part, before the rise of the curtain, and remains in it, until the curtain falls..."
      "Silhouettes by Elizabeth Guion Hess, published by Ralph Fletcher...  Continue... 
Pp 102 0164.12.0321
1924
The Plea of Clarence Darrow, August 22nd 23rd & 25th 1924. In defense of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. On trial for murder. Authorized and revised edition. Together with a brief Summary of the facts. (Soft Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building, Chicago. Top pages trimmed, others uncut.) Darrow, Clarence "Society in its relation to those charged with crime, through its organized agencies first demanded revenge as a punishment, then protection, then restraint. Today it aims to reform or reconstruct the offender, and already anticipates the day when prevention of crime may become a practical achievement. Clarence Darrow gave voice to this forward looking principle of social government in his eloquent plea before the bar of justice, and has expressed it with such...  Continue...  Pp 121 0157.12.0314
1924
The Plea of Clarence Darrow, August 22nd 23rd & 25th 1924. In defense of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. On trial for murder. Authorized and revised edition. Together with a brief Summary of the facts. (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Top pages trimmed, others uncut. Card cover with labels pasted to face and spine. Note: both hard and soft cover versions are exactly the same inside. Hard Cover missing photograph of Clarence Darrow.) Darrow, Clarence "Society in its relation to those charged with crime, through its organized agencies first demanded revenge as a punishment, then protection, then restraint. Today it aims to reform or reconstruct the offender, and already anticipates the day when prevention of crime may become a practical achievement. Clarence Darrow gave voice to this forward looking principle of social government in his eloquent plea before the bar of justice, and has expressed it with such...  Continue... Pp 121 0157.16.1216
1925
1925
Hotel Management, Principles and Practice (Hard Cover) (Published by Harper & Brothers, New York and London) Boomer, Lucius M. The definitive work on the scientific hotel management in the mid-twentieth century. Lucius M. Boomer was one of the most well known hoteliers of the early twentieth century, and an extraordinary man to say the least. He was born in New York on August 22, 1878 and passed away at the age of 68, on June 26, 1947 in Oslo, Norway from a heart aliment. By 1918, at the age of 39, he was president of the Boomer-duPont Properties Corporation. By 1922...  Continue...    Pp 495 0171.25.1014
1925
The Life-Work of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. With Contributions by Frank Lloyd Wright. An Introduction by Architect H. Th. Wijdeveld and Many Articles by Famous European Architects and American Writers. (Hard Cover) (Published by C.A. Mees Santpoort, Holland) (With Designed cover) Introduction by H. Th. Wijdeveld; Wright, Frank Lloyd; Mumford, Levis; Berlage, Dr. H. P.; Oud J. J. P.; Mallet-Stevens... According to Martijn F. Le Coultre, the cover was designed by H. Th. Wijdeveld, the title page was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The book could be purchased for ƒ30, the binding for ƒ3,50. This volume was the later. The printed editions used a thicker paper then the original magazine pages and measured approximately .625 inches thick. This volume was bound from the original seven issues, and measured only .5 inches thick, requiring spacers in the...  Continue...  (Sweeney 165) Pp 164 0165.00.0313
1925
The Life-Work of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright With Contributions by Frank Lloyd Wright. An Introduction by Architect H. Th. Wijdeveld and Many Articles by Famous European Architects and American Writers. (Hard Cover) (Published by C.A. Mees Santpoort, Holland) (Linen cover) Introduction by H. Th. Wijdeveld; Wright, Frank Lloyd; Mumford, Levis; Berlage, Dr. H. P.; Oud J. J. P.; Mallet-Stevens... According to Martijn F. Le Coultre, different covers were produced for the bound volumes. A linen binding with and without the line motif. This edition was bound in deluxe linen. Both editions had a gilt-lettered red leather spine label. This edition was printed and published in book form. The pages were printed on thicker paper and measured approximately .625 inches thick. Pages were printed on a single side and folded in half. 13 x 13.4. (Sweeney 165) Pp 164 0165.03.0217
1925
The Life-Work of the American Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright, The (Published by C.A. Mees Santpoort, Holland) Introduction by H. Th. Wijdeveld; Wright, Frank Lloyd; Mumford, Levis; Berlage, Dr. H. P.; Oud J. J. P.; Mallet-Stevens.... Seven separate issue of the art magazine Wendingen (7-3 through 7-9) were bound together in a single book. 3,000 copies of the book were published. "Frank Lloyd Wright born 1869, Student in Civil-engineering, University of Wisconsin class of 1889. With Adler and Sullivan for seven years. There after began to practice architecture with Winslow home 1893, Larkin Building 1903, University Temple 1908, Coonley House 1908, Taliesin...  Continue...  (Sweeney 165) Pp 164 0165.01.0812
1925
The Street of The Seven Little Sisters. A Tale of Old Cairo and the Great Desert (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building, Chicago) Parvis, Gladys Review: "A tale of Old Cairo and the Great Desert. A fanciful little romance, the story of Cairo and the desert in the days of once-upon-a-time. It is written in something of the spirit of the old Arabian tales, but with more modern realism in treatment. It is about a beautiful and charming girl, at the opening still a child, who lives in the narrow and dirty street with the charming name and fines in that name a door to many romantic imaginings that greatly cheer and brightened her sweet...  Continue...  Pp 104 0171.32.1019
1926
1926 
Frank Lloyd Wright: Aus dem Lebenswerke eines Architekten  (Hard Cover)  (Published by Verlag Ernst Pollak, Berlin) Fries, H. De Published in German. Considered the first comprehensive study of the architects work. Commentary by H. De Fries (3), Frank Lloyd Wright (4), Richard Neutra and an excerpt from a speech by Von H. P. Berlage. Over 100 photographs and illustrations, nine in color. Illustrations include: Dohany Ranch Project (12); Imperial Hotel (6); Coonley (3); Wright (1); Taliesin (4); Millard (7); Sullivan’s Owatonna Bank(1); Larkin (4); Unity Temple... Continue... (Sweeney 172) Pp 80 0172.00.1201 0172.00.0419
1926
Picturesque Lake Geneva (Published by the Wisconsin Transportation Company, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin) Denison, Bonnie Burton Tourism and informational booklet concerning Lake Geneva.  Includes one photograph of the Hotel Geneva circa 1926. It also confirms owners of the Hotel Geneva as Nussbaum and Thierbach.  25,000 copies printed.  Original list price 50c.  11.2 x 8.25.  (First Edition)  For more information on the Hotel Geneva see our Wright Study.  Pp 32 0172.01.1208
1926
The Chicago Literary Club, A History of its First Fifty Years (Digital Edition) (Published by The Chicago Literary Club, Chicago) Gookin, Frederick William "...Mr. Browne conceived the idea of forming a Club somewhat similar to the Century Club of New York, which should accomplish this result..." In a letter to Frederick Gookin, June 3, 1892, concerning the early days of the Literary Club, Browne recalled "I was not present at this meeting owing to serious illness, - from which cause also the magazine was, not long after, given up; and for the next few years I was absent...  Continue...   For more information see our Wright Study on Browne’s Bookstore. Pp 204 0172.11.0211
1926
Fagots (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building Chicago. Printed on beige paper, trimmed on the top and side, untrimmed along the bottom.) Hubbard, Susan Weare A compilation of six poems. "Susan Weare Hubbard is a composer of distinction, and this is what tells in her book, ‘Fagots,’ which has just been brought out by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. It is a collection of poems recording scenes in Provance, Languedoc and other places... To this reviewer the thing that sets apart these poems is their sincerity, their deep feeling. Some have this feeling for a face, some for a form – this book is a poet’s expression of passionate feeling...  Continue...  Pp 19 0172.27.0316
1926
Jean Blue (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Top edge trimmed, others uncut.) Terrell, John Upton The first half of the book is "Jean Blue - A Fantasy of Love." The second half is a compilation of 33 poems by Terrell. "John Upton Terrell, the author of more than 40 books and a historian of the Old West, died in 1988. A Chicago native, Mr. Terrell spent time as a youth on his uncle's ranch in Montana. When he was a teenager, he ran away from home to become a cowboy, and got work as a ranch hand. He later wrote for The San Francisco Chronicle and United...  Continue...  Pp 111 0172.28.0416
1926
Palette (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, Illinois) de Grasse, Paul A compilation of 43 poems and 20 sonnets. "Acknowledgment is made to the Chicago Daily News, The Chicago Evening Post and the Chicago Tribune for the privilege of reprinting some of these poems." Boards are covered with a tan paper. The title is pasted to the cover. The spine is black cloth with a label pasted to the spine. Printed on beige paper with the watermark: "WARREN’S OLDE STYLE." Top edges trimmed, others uncut.
I Am Two
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Pp 116 0172.53.1220
1926
Pink Lightning, A Collection of Verse (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago) Printed on a beige paper with the watermark "Warren’s Olde Style." The top edge is trimmed, others untrimmed. Of note is the dust jacket. Very unique. Unlike any other dust jacket Seymour produced. Possibly handmade paper. Colors and tone are continuous, no dot pattern exists. Possibly a photographic process? We found no other examples of the dust jacket. Design... Miller, Francesca Falk A compilation of 57 poems. Preface. Butterflies: "Poems are fragile yellow butterflies, In summertime. Fluttering, elusive, vagrant little things – Mere idle rhyme. One cannot clasp such restless vagabonds, So swift they spin, Unless, perchance, you find them safely caught Upon a pin! Then— with their outspread, multi-colored wings, For all to see— The little butterflies may be enjoyed, To some degree. Now— in like manner— verses may be bound, Within two covers, And..  Continue...  Pp 69 0172.30.0816
1926
The Way of The Cross. Devotions on the progress of Our Lord Jesus Christ from the Judgment Hall to Calvary. The Stations of the Cross by Alfeo Faggi. Poems by Padraic Colum. (Stiff paper cover. Printed on beige laid paper, trimmed three sides) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago) Faggi, Alfeo; Colum, Padraic "This little work is inspired by the Stations of the Cross carved by Mr. Alfeo Faggi for the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Chicago. Each station is illustrated, and is accompanied by a short poem from the pen of Mr. Padraic Colum; while there is an appendix of explanation and devotional notes by "E.G.S..." The Connoisseur, Volume 78, 1927, p.244. St. Thomas the Apostle Church, (Hyde Park) Chicago, was designed by Barry Byrne in 1922, a student...  Continue... Unp Pp 36 0172.48.0919
1927
1927
Color Sketches: Spain, France, England. A Series of Thirty Sketches Made by Mr. Morgan in a Trip to Europe. 1926. (Published by Western Architect, Chicago) Morgan, Charles L.; An Introduction by Newcomb, Rexford "A sketching trip through England, France and Spain with Charles L. Morgan! What could be more fascinating? ...Of the brilliancy, the fidelity, or the excellence of Mr. Morgan’s work there is no necessity to write... Mr. Morgan possesses a talent in many respects the equal of the great English artist... But one naturally reverts to the truly remarkable results achieved by the artist n the limited time at his disposal..." (Introduction, May Day 1927). Wright...  Continue... Pp 4 +30 0198.08.1112
1927
Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Japanese Antique Prints  (Soft Cover)  (Published by The Anderson Galleries, New York) Anderson Galleries Sale number 2120. To be sold by order of Bank of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. An auction catalogue, of 346 prints owned by Wright. Forward by Wright.  Original PB List Price "A Priced Copy of this Catalogue may be obtained for One Dollar for each Session of the Sale". (First Edition)  (Sweeney 187) Pp 163 0187.00.0104
1927
From The Top of My Column (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago. Printed on laid paper with "Marlowe" watermark. Boards covered in paper, cloth spine. A label is glued to the spine. Top edge is trimmed, others untrimmed.) Jewett, Eleanor A compilation to 38 poems first published in the Chicago Tribune. Jewett was an art critic. She obtained a job at the Chicago Tribune in 1917 through the editor, her cousin Colonel Robert McCormick. In 1918, she became the art editor. She retired in 1956. She wrote poems which were published in the Tribune. She also published "In The Wind’s Whistle" in 1929. "Acknowledgment is herewith given the Chicago Tribune for their courtesy in permitting the publishers...  Continue... Pp 49 0198.27.1118
1927
Intimacies with Inanimates, A Series of Sketches of Domestic Life (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building, Chicago. A paper label is affixed to the cover and spine. Printed on beige laid paper with the watermark: "Marlowe." deckle edge, top and bottom trimmed.) Mauran, Grace Goodman Frontispiece is an etching, presumably of the author, pulled from a copper plate. Signed in the plate: "Ralph Fletcher Seymour." A compilation of 34 short sketches of domestic life. Also by the author: From Day To Day, 1918; Out of the Gathering Basket, 1921. Inscribed by the author, "Frances C. Hurd. With the affectionate regards of Grace Goodman Mauran." 5.5 x 8.1 (First Edition) Pp 99 0199.04.0321
1927
Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (Hard Cover) (Published for Noel Douglas by Percy Lund Humphries and Company Limited at the Country Press Bradford) Keats, John "The Noel Douglas replicas, John Keats. Poems 1820. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of Saint Agnes, and Other Poems was published in June 1820. An account of the volume will be found in Wise’s bibliography of Keats in the Keats Memorial Volume 1921. It was reprinted page for page with the additions of line-numbers for Humphrey Milford at the Oxford University Press in 1922. In that reprint at P. 184 L 13 "over-foolish, Giant-Gods?" The reading of the author’s MS. replaces...  Continue... Pp 199 0199.03.1116
1927
Larkin Co Inc. The World’s Greatest Premium Values (Published by the Larkin Co., Buffalo, NY) Larkin Co. Premium Catalog. Page one and page 69: Illustration of campus with Wright designed Larkin Headquarters. 8 x 10.9 Pp 220 0198.24.1117
1928
1928
New Dimensions: The Decorative Arts of Today in Words & Pictures  (Published by Payson & Clarke LTD, New York) (Hard Cover) Frankl, Paul T. Dedicated “To a Great American Architect and Creative Artist Frank Lloyd Wright.” Forward by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Includes 80 pages of text and 124 images, of which three relate to Wright.  Original cover price possibly $6.00.  9.25 x 12.25.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 200) Pp 168 0200.00.0407
1928
Frank Lloyd Wright. Collection «Les Maitres de L'architecture Contemporaine», Publiée Sous La Direction de Christian Zervos, Editions «Cahiers d'Art», 40, Rue Bonapart, Paris (V1o) (Collection "The Masters of the Contemporary Architecture", Volume 1) (Soft Cover) (Published under the Direction of Christian Zervos, Cahiers d'Art, Paris) Hitchcock, Henry Russel The first volume in the series on the masters of modern architecture. It includes an introduction by Hitchcock, photographs and a few floor plans of Wright’s work completed between 1902 and 1923. Although the biography is only four pages, he provoked a response from Wright when he refereed to him as an old master, tied to the ornamentation of Sullivan, and Wright’s concern for the picturesque. Hitchcock concluded, "He remains, it is time...  Continue... (Sweeney 201) Pp 37 0201.00.0314 0201.01.0314
1928
Across The Gulf. A Narrative of a Short Journey Through Parts of Yucatan With a Brief Account of The Ancient Maya Civilization. (Hard Cover) (Published by The Alderbrink Press, Ralph Fletcher Seymour. Half muslin over decorative paper covered boards. Printed on handmade paper with the "Van Gelder Zonen, Holland" watermark. Top edge trimmed, others uncut, deckled edges. Paper label attached to spine.) Seymour, Ralph Fletcher "There is a strange land across the Mexican gulf over which morning mist of opal and silver twist and sway among the tangles of jungle. The sun fighting its way across the country reveals tableaus of vine tangled tree tops, palms and hennequen, or time-scarred gates of old Spanish haciendas..." Not only did Seymour write this volume, but illustrated it, designed the type and also published it. Twenty woodcut illustrations and one folded woodcut map. "This book entitled ‘Across The...  Continue... Pp 63 0215.20.0117
1928
Cyclopedia of Drawing, Vol. I (Leather Bound Stiff Cover)  (Published by American Technical Society, Chicago) American Technical Society Illustration of Unity Temple (Fifth Edition) P 1 0187.01.0504
1928
Cyclopedia of Drawing, Vol. III  (Leather Bound Stiff Cover)  (Published by American Technical Society, Chicago) American Technical Society Illustration of Dining Room and floor plan of H.J. Ullman House, Oak Park (Fifth Edition) Pp 72 0187.02.0504
C 1928
Keats. Hyperion, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia. Edited by G. E. Hollingworth, M.A. Lond. (Soft Cover) (Published by W. B. Clive, University Tutorial Press Ld., High St., New Oxford St., W.C. London. Printed at the Burlington Press, Foxton, Near Cambridge, England. Cover printed on thick dark green stock.) Keats, John; Hollingworth, G. E. "The story is of Keats’s own invention, founded upon the superstitions connected with the day: like many of our best narratives it has a very simple plot, so simple that the common man would think it incapable of arousing interest. But in Keats’s hands it has become one of the most entrancing of English verse tales." Slipped inside the cover is a broadside from the publisher: "The General...  Continue...  For more information on the Eve of St. Agnes see our Wright Study. Pp 112 0215.14.0613
1928
Reminiscences of John V. Farwell by His Eldest Daughter. In Two Volumes. Vol. I (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, In the Fine Arts Building, Chicago U.S.A. Printed on laid paper with the watermark: "(Scale), Utopian." Top edge trimmed, others uncut.) Ferry, Abby (Farwell) Some illustrations by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. A Brief history of John Villiers Farwell. He was born on July 29, 1825 in Mead's Creek, New York. His brother Charles B. Farwell, become a United States Senator. Farwell moved to Chicago and took a job as a bookkeeper. He then took a position at Wadsworth & Phelps, where he trained several of Chicago's future prominent businessmen, including Marshall Field and Levi Leiter. He became a partner in the firm of Cooley, Wadsworth & Co., which later became...  Continue...  Pp 193 0215.34.0721
1928
Reminiscences of John V. Farwell by His Eldest Daughter. In Two Volumes. Vol. II (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, In the Fine Arts Building, Chicago U.S.A. Printed on laid paper with the watermark: "(Scale), Utopian." Top edge trimmed, others uncut.) Ferry, Abby (Farwell) Some illustrations by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. A Brief history of John Villiers Farwell. He was born on July 29, 1825 in Mead's Creek, New York. His brother Charles B. Farwell, become a United States Senator. Farwell moved to Chicago and took a job as a bookkeeper. He then took a position at Wadsworth & Phelps, where he trained several of Chicago's future prominent businessmen, including Marshall Field and Levi Leiter. He became a partner in the firm of Cooley, Wadsworth & Co...  Continue...  Pp 237 0215.33.0121
1928
Spanish Folk Songs of New Mexico. Collected & Transcribed by Mary R. Van Stone, With a Forward by Alice Corbin (Soft Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago) Van Stone, Mary Van Cover and title page illustrated by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. "The folk-songs included in this volume are sung by the native Spanish-speaking people of New Mexico. The tunes are familiar to anyone who has lived even a short time in the state, but the words are more difficult to discover with any certainty, chiefly because there are so many variants. Usually each song has a fixed stanza or two which everyone knows, and from these proceed and infinite variety of local versions...  Continue...  Pp 41 0215.21.0917
1928
The Eve of St. Agnes. By John Keats. Illustrated by E. M. Craig. (Hard Cover) (Published by John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., London. Printed in Great Britain by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh) Keats, John The sixth title published in the Helicon Series. Includes four illustrations by E. M. Craig. Pages with illustrations printed on one side only. Black cloth covers with gilt-stamped title and design. Wright designed the title page for the 1896 Auvergne Press edition. 5.25 x 6.6. For more information on the Eve of St. Agnes see our Wright Study. Pp 55 0215.08.0810
1929
1929
Bellamy’s Essays. Touching on Various Subjects from the Cradle to the Grave. (Hard Cover) (Published for the Author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building, Chicago) Bellamy, Temple A compilation of 13 essays. "Foreward. This book covers various subjects touching upon life from the cradle to the grave. In this sordid world of misery and strife, happiness is often at a premium unless one knows the Philosophies of Life. In the following pages are set forth my philosophy and my only hope is that the reader may receive some benefit there from.…" Printed on stiff beige paper with the watermark: "Gothic Text." Top edge trimmed, others uncut. 6 x 9 9 (First Edition) Pp 121 0228.36.1220
1929
Gray Moss (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building. Title page includes Seymour’s Alderbrink Press insignia. Printed on a laid paper with a watermark that includes a scale hanging within a circle and the text "Utopian." Top edges trimmed, others uncut.) Harrison, Edith Ogden Foreword: "In offering this little volume to her readers the author recognizes that the stories contained therein are exactly what their title expresses, - brief episodes, some true, some with only a semblance of truth for a basis. Born and reared in the Crescent City, the writer’s memories cluster about it..." Includes 20 tales of the Old South. "In this characterful book New Orleans, which is the heart of the Old South and which is today so rapidly merging...  Continue...    Pp 205 0228.20.0414
1929
In The Wind’s Whistle (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building, Chicago. Published with the courtesy of the Chicago Tribune, in which these verses first appeared. Printed on laid paper with "Utopian" watermark. Boards covered in paper, cloth spine. A label is glued to the spine.) Jewett, Eleanor A compilation to 74 poems first published in the Chicago Tribune. Preface: "...We found all these songs jumping and bumping around in the wind’s whistle as the wind ran in and out of our yard and around our house..." Jewett was an art critic. She obtained a job at the Chicago Tribune in 1917 through the editor, her cousin Colonel Robert McCormick. In 1918, she became the art editor. She retired in 1956. She also wrote poems which were published in the...  Continue...    Pp 83 0228.19.0414
1929
The Anxious Bench or Life at a Prep School (Hard Cover) (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, The Alderbrook Press, Fine Arts Building, Chicago. Printed on a cream laid paper with a Utopian watermark. Top edge trimmed, others uncut. Illustrated by the author.) Laflin, Louis E., Jr. "Roe from the Tennessee Shad. As friend and fellow Princetonian of Mr. Laflin I have long been privy to his abilities, so when I received my review copy of his book I had at it with enthusiasm. Nor was I disappointed. He’s done a very interesting piece of work, which will make him conspicuous among writers of boarding-school life and will certainly endear him to the sons of Lawrenceville as the residuary legatee of Owen Johnson in direct apostolic succession...  Continue... Pp 337 0228.30.1115
1929
The Theory of Evolution (An Inquiry), From A Lawyer’s Point of View. (Hard Cover, Paper label glued to face and spine. ) (Published by The Lakeside Press: Chicago. For Private Circulation.) Moore, Nathan G. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Moore's home (S.034) in 1895 and again in 1923. The First Edition was published anonymously in 1929. This second edition using his name, was also published in 1929. Part I: As Applied to Man; Part II: As Applied to Nature; From A Lawyer’s Point of View. In his conclusion to part one, Moore argues that "The proposition of a common origin of living things is therefore completely disproved. These groups of living beings exist...  Continue...    Pp 374 0228.09.1211
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