SOME FRUITS OF SOLITUDE, by William Penn - 1901 [Ltd Ed]
SOME FRUITS OF SOLITUDE William Penn 1901 [Ltd Ed] Quaker Quotes American Lit
Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims, Relating to the Conduct of Human Life
by William Penn
Originally published anonymously to avoid possible reincarceration for disloyalty, William Penn (1644-1718) offers 299 short and concise Quaker-influenced maxims and reflections in this book. "Printed at the Essex House Press, under the care of C. R. Ashbee, with a wood block on the title page by T. Sturge Moore. Published in England by Edward Arnold, and sold in America by Samuel Buckley & Co., New York." Printed in red and black throughout with decorative woodblock capitals for each maxim or reflection. This special edition is printed in a full vellum binding, and its pages are uncut and unopened. 257 pages, 4.75 X 6 inches.
This limited edition is hand-numbered as #218 of 250 printed.
First Edition thus, published by: Essex Press / Edward Arnold, London. 1901.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Bound in full vellum over thin, sturdy boards.
- Binding is secure, with occasional gaps between signatures.
- Covers exhibit moderate staining to bottom inch of back board with lighter staining above.
- Front board has light staining and dirt.
- Both boards are slightly bowed.
- Black ink title on spine is clear.
- Shoulders show some rubbing/dirt.
- At bottom left of spine edge is a .5" X .25" shallow hole with staining.
- Back pastedown has a small pencil mark / sig(?).
- Inside pages are free of marginalia and intentional marks.
- Most pages are uncut at top and fore edges.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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