18 December 2003
WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903). The Gentle Art of Making Enemies. London: William Heinemann, 1890.
4o (201 x 158 mm). Modern brown morocco gilt, top edge gilt, watered silk linings (spine and covers near fore-edges lightly faded). Provenance: Mary R. Williams (letter from Whistler; signature on front flyleaf).
Second English edition. BAL 21334.
[Bound in at front:] WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill. Autograph letter signed ("J McN. Whistler") to Mary R. Williams, Paris, postmarked 10 April 1893. 1 page, oblong 8vo, inlaid, with original envelope inlaid to separate sheet. Whistler writes to say that he is in Paris and that when Ms. Williams comes there that "we shall be much pleased to see you."
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