The Miscellany Volume N . 3

The Miscellany Volume N . 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...spoiling good paper with crude pencil marks. In time she began to produce groups of marks that others than her own imaginative self were able to recognize as intended to resemble objects, animate and inanimate. Whereupon her fond and indulgent parents packed her off to 'Pratt, ' 'seeing as how' they lived in New York's big bed-room acorss the creek on Long Island. There Miss Pauline learned to Oh, but you know the weary, dull routine up to the life-class, that goal of the ambitious fledgling. Thence a jump into the deeper water of the Art League of New York and a summer or two at Woodstock, and then--and then--she sold something, and then something more! Lo and behold, no more an art student but an Artist! During this time she had seen and admired numerous bookplates and had really learned to know their genera and habitat and could talk almost intelligently of the artists who designed them and of their particular characteristics of design. Then of course the next thing was to make one herself. So she picked out one of her poor indefensible former fellow-students. "I'll make her a bookplate for Christmas," says she, and immediately proceeded with her fell design; 'fell' referring to her design" to design a bookplate and not to the design of the bookplate, which really wasn't as bad as that. At last 'twas done, but of course not in time for Christmas, nor New Year's 'yet ever, ' but nevertheless 'twas done and the plate made and the prints printed. Of course, as we all know, all possible designs for bookplates have been used and then turned inside out and used again. So Miss Stone had no choice but to use a hackneyed subject. However, for a first attempt, sort o' "trying it on the dog," she got away with it very well....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960327
  • 9781236960320