MARY MOULTON CHENEY (Chemith Press) - ILLUMINATED & SIGNED - CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE.
FINE PRINTING, DESIGNED, ILLUMINATED and PUBLISHED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY, [Chemith Press], Minneapolis, MCMIII (1903).
HAND SIGNED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY on the limitation page. One of only 500 copies: "This Book is number 137 of 500 copies which have been made".
Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with a color illustration by Mary Moulton Cheney on both the front and rear cover, 5.25x9.5 inches, 14 pages (7 leaves) printed on heavy stock watermarked paper (Strathmore). Each page is beautifully HAND ILLUMINATED with GOLD, GREEN, RED and BLACK. The colors are brilliant and the gold glitters.
From the Colophon page (the last page): "This book was printed by Hahn and Harmon, bound by A. J. Dahl & Co., published by Mary Moulton Cheney at Minneapolis, Minnesota". The illuminations and designs are by Cheney, her printed initials "M. M. Cheney" are on the covers and the Colophon page.
VERY GOOD Condition: The covers are toned, lightly soiled, have a few spots, and have slight wear at the corner tips and spine ends, but are solid and attractive; the inner pages are lightly toned, are cracked at the hinge at one or two places but holding well, the illuminated pages are BRILLIANT!
A gem with gorgeous illumination by Mary Moulton Cheney.
About MARY MOULTON CHENEY and her CHEMITH PRESS(from Wikipedia):
******Mary Moulton Cheney, b.1871 d.1957, was a Minneapolis based artist, designer, publisher and bookbinder associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1897 she opened a printmaking shop with Mary Marsh Smith named The Artcraft Shop: Sign of the Bay Tree. It was one of the first all woman private presses in the United States, making books, pamphlets, and bookplates. In 1902 she expanded into bookbinding and founded The Chemith Press which produced uniquely designed and finely printed books and pamphlets.
Cheney was also an influential figure in the development of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 1897 she organized the college's first course on design. She went on to become the principal of the college's design department, then the Dean of Women, and finally served as the college's president from 1917 to 1925.******