Decorative Plaques. Designs by George F. Barnes. Poems by Mary E. Wilkins.

Publisher: Boston: D. Lothrop, (1883).
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 6302, binding A.
Condition: Worn and somewhat shaken, but sound; enclosed in a cloth clamshell box.
Book ID: 27262


Small 4to, original pictorial boards. 14 full-page illustrations by George Barnes.


The rare first book by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), a collection of 12 poems for the illustrations of George F. Barnes. Freeman later became well known and celebrated for her popular local color stories about New England places and characters. Decorative Plaques is not found in any of the legendary first book catalogues by Seven Gables, Goodspeed, Reese, the New York Berg Collection Catalogue or elsewhere.

Price: $1,250.00