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Cable, George W.  Bylow Hill. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. 12mo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). Frontis., vii, [1], 215, [1] pp.; 5 col. plts.
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From American novelist George W. Cable, a story of two families presented in a wonderful, signed binding and illustrated with six colored plates (including the frontispiece) by Frederick Coffay Yohn. Cable (1844–1925) was known for depicting Southern life in 19th-century America; the animosity he experienced because of his support for racial equality forced him to leave the South and move to Northampton, Massachussetts, where this tale of domestic tragedy (still having a Southern component) is set. => "Isabel was a fugitive from the murderous wrath of a jealous husband . . . " (p. 187).
        Binding: Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering and small gilt and black floral decorations to spine. On the front board, gilt and black lettering and intertwined clusters of black-stemmed gilt flowers, with a coiled, gilt snake at the base. Fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. => Signed by Margaret Armstrong.

BAL 2371; Minsky, American Decorated Publisher Bindings,1872–1929, p. 77; Gullans & Espey, Checklist of Trade Bindings Designed by Margaret Armstrong, 54; Smith, American Fiction, 1901–1925, C-16. Bound as above; edges lightly rubbed, minor fading to spine and rear board. A beautifully decorated volume, and => Armstrong's cover emblem tells the story.  (38290)   Please RESHELVE This.


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