EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS: An Autobiography. Illustrated with Twelve Etchings by Samuel Chamberlain and with an Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby

EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS: An Autobiography. Illustrated with Twelve Etchings by Samuel Chamberlain and with an Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby

(Boston: the Merrymount Press for the Limited Editions Club, 1942).

A VERY FINE COPY OF AN IMPORTANT BOOK. Now an American classic, this was originally printed in 1907 in a limited edition for circulation among interested parties. Adams intended the work as a study of multiplicity in the twentieth century and planned it as a sequel to his MONT-SAINT-MICHEL AND CHARTRES, which was a study of the unity of the thirteenth century. The later chapters embody Adams' dynamic theory of history.
The exact number of copies of the 1907 edition are not know, but BAL suggests a few more than 40 and Merle Johnson asserts only 100 were done. This edition was published posthumously. Item #25654

One of 1500 copies designed by D. B. Updike and signed by Chamberlain. With 12 etchings by Samuel Chamberlain. 8vo, publisher's original red buckram, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. xvii, 469 pp. A very fine copy, previous owner bookplate to the free-fly.

Price: $350.00