London, South Kensington
12 November 2007
WHISTLER, James Abbot McNeill. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies: edited by Sheridan Ford. New York: Frederick Stokes & Brother, 1890. 12° (175 x 112mm). (Some light mainly marginal staining.) Later green morocco-backed patterned boards, vellum corners, original green wrappers bound in. FIRST EDITION. Provenance: FRANK BRANGWYN (stamped bookplate in purple on front free endpaper).
With 4 other books by Whistler including another copy of the above work in original wrappers, a later English edition of the same work, Mr Whistler's "Ten O'Clock" (London, 1888, original wrappers) and Eden versus Whistler. The Baronet & the Butterfly (Paris, , original boards). (5)
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