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    J. Allen St. John: The Face in the Pool, A Faerie Tale. (Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Company, 1905), first edition, 156 pages, four color plates and 14 drawings in black and white, beautiful pictorial boards with gilt highlights, 4to (8" x 10.5"), former owner's name and date in ink on the ffep, foxing on top of title page and frontis, else very good. This rare book marks the beginning of the relationship between a young, untested, St. John and the publisher McClurg. St. John was still trying to find his own style at this early stage as evidenced by his stylistic wanderings. His black and white drawings look very similar to those of Howard Pyle's. St. John is most remembered for his role as illustrator for Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan series. From the Ventura Collection.

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