New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1909.
Twelve color plates (including frontispiece), 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, paper covered boards with cloth spine and color pictorial cover image, gilt lettering. This beautiful oversize publication unfortunately has suffered water damage which does not show on the color plates, but affects the cover and the first and last two leaves. The frontispiece (titled 'The Old Miniature') and first several sheets have light foxing; there is scattered light foxing / toning on several of the other plates but not marring the images. The last four plates have the lightest crease to the lower left edge, only noticeable on close examination. Sold with all faults. The images include "The Lady of the Lake" (rower), "A Fair Driver" (motorist), "The Study Hour" (reading books), "The Motor Girl" and "A Lucky Dog" (two more motoring images), a girl with cat "Beauties," "A Tennis Champion" and a woman dressed for riding "A Thoroughbred." Item #56130