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    [Anna Katharine Green]. Charles Lederer. Illustrations for The Old Stone House. [Chicago?: circa 1891]. Original art.

    More Information: [Anna Katharine Green]. Charles Lederer. The Original Sketches... Illustrating The Old Stone House by Anna Katherine Green. [Chicago?: unpublished sketches, circa 1891]. Preliminary pen-and-ink sketches with manuscript captions to serve as the basis for engravings to accompany Green's stories. Signed. Twenty-three sketches (varying in size from 7.375 x 6 inches to 13.875 x 10.875 inches). Housed loose in custom portfolio, half calf over green morocco-covered boards; calf edges ruled in gilt; lettered in gilt at front. Sketches lightly edge worn with a scattering of holes from being tacked up; a bit of mild toning at edges; a fair amount of thumbsoiling and staining at recto and verso of sketches; a few with additional pencil sketches, likely by Lederer, at verso. Portfolio rebacked and reinforced with cloth tape at inside of spine; paper lining beginning to split at flap hinges, though still sound; chipping to calf with wear at spine ends and a bit of surface cracking along backstrip; general, fairly mild soiling to boards. About near fine overall, considering the nature of these items. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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