Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1910. First, Limited edition. Hardcover. An impressive limited edition work on fans through the ages, with many illustrations, in a damaged binding. "Many and manifold are the uses of the fan. What device, for example, could better display the beauty of a rounded arm? ... to emphasize a movement, to give point and expression - what more effective instrument than a fan, the use of which... has amost been elevated into a fine art!"
Number 111 of 180 copies for sale in the US. Large 4to, xix + 312 pages, 27 color plates, 100 plates in black & white, tissue guards. Uncut and untrimmed. In the publishers full red buckram binding, title and decoration on cover and spine. The immense size has caused the hinges to become detached and spine has a crease over the author's name. Needs a reback to make it fully functional. Internally clean. Good + overall. Item #27517