The American Woman Abroad: Written and Illustrated By Blanche McManus
New York: Dodd, Meat & Company, 1911. First Edition. Octavo. Item #029214
Frontispiece, vi, (4) pp.534 pages. Profusely illustrated. Having illustrated over 50 books and with her posters being in the Smithsonian Art Museum, she also wrote books of travel aimed at the most affluent women of the early 20th century. This important book dealt with hiring servants and how the single woman might safely travel abroad with a guide to the most luxurious resorts for skiing, the finest art galleries and restaurants. It was her designs submitted for the Book of Common Prayer in honor of Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1897 that were selected out of an international context of artists. Bound in 1/4 red cloth over pictorial gray paper covered boards lettered and decorated in red, olive, white and gilt, spine lettering white. pictorial endpapers, light wear to corners. A lovely near fine copy.