Publisher: San Francisco: D. P. Elder and Morgan Shepard, 1902.
Edition: First privately printed edition, one of 300 copies.
Condition: Binding a little soiled and worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 28021
Description8vo, original quarter vellum, blue paper boards, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Frontispiece, pictorial title-page, folding map, and 44 plates from photographs by Marian Osgood Hooker.
Comments¶ An elaborately and expensively produced account of a extended sojourn by Katharine Putnam Hooker (1849-1935) and her daughter, Marian Osgood Hooker, in Italy. Putnam became well known for her books about Italy and followed this first one with three more, all illustrated with photographs by Marian Hooker. There was a slightly earlier trade edition of Wayfarers in Italy, published by Scribners; priority between the two is not clear. The Hookers were a prominent family in Los Angeles, with a large Italianate home close to the residence and library of William Andrews Clark. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Dear Aunt Maria / from / Katherine."