THE HOLY EXPERIMENT: OUR HERITAGE FROM WILLIAM PENN 1644-1944, by Violet Oakley - 1950 [Signed Ltd. Ed.]


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The Holy Experiment:

Our Heritage from William Penn 1644-1944

by Violet Oakley 

Limited, numbered edition, signed by the author.  Philadelphia:  Cogslea Studio Publications, 1950  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Blue cloth covers are mostly clean, with gilt decoration and text; half bound in buckram.   
  • Boards show a bump at head edge, a mark on back cover.  Corners are scuffed.  See photos. 
  • Spine, with no text, is bright with crushed ends.  
  • Binding is secure.  
  • End papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.  
  • Interior exhibits marginal toning.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • PS2023.0518

158 pages. 9 x 12 inches.

Volume produced in conjunction with the Tercentenary of the birth of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania.  With prints illustrating the mural cycle designed by Violet Oakley (1874-1961) for the Pennsylvania State Capitol at Harrisburg, together with the artist's explication of her designs.  

A handsome book, on cream paper, generously printed in black and red, with black and white illustrations in the style of wood cuts.

PROVENANCE:  Mr. and Mrs. William V.K. Shepard of Wayne, PA were advance subscribers to this copy of the book.

A limited edition of 1000 copies, issued to subscribers.  Signed and numbered by the author.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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