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xii, l6, 19-38, 40-51, [7] pages : illus., 22 leaves of mounted color plates (2 folded); 57cm. Series of mural paintings by Violet Oakley... in the Governor̓s Reception Room and in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Printed in black, red and blue. In portfolio. Leather portfolio with stamp, border and leather bosses. Metal clasps hold the covers together. Gold leaf on inside covers. Leather spine has been repaired/replaced. Title vignette. Illustrated title-page. "This edition is limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 34." Numbered and signed by the artist. "The pages of the original manuscript have been written and illustrated by Violet Oakley from her notes made in preparation for the paintings from 1902 to 1922. They are reproduced from plates made by the Beck Engraving Co." Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections exhibition By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit fall, 2021.

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[Philadelphia : Privately Printed] ; V. Oakley, c1922.


V. Oakley




portfolios (containers); leather; embossing; clasps (fasteners); mural paintings (visual works); illustrations (layout features); illuminated manuscripts; illustration (process); Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit 2021


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The Holy Experiment: a message to the world from Pennsylvania



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