Heritage Press: The Education of Henry Adams (1942)

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The Education of Henry Adams (1942)
Sandglass Number: Unknown
Artwork: Gravures by Samuel Chamberlain
Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby
Reprint of LEC #133, 13th Series, V. 4 in 1942.

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Front Binding – A wonderful marbled set of boards for you here, with tan cloth for the spine.  Alas, I don’t have the Sandglass for this book, so I’ll be hoping to net some info from somebody to inform you about the book’s creation.

Henry Adams is best known for this autobiographical work, with Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres not too far behind.  He was well regarded in his day and age for his knowledge of history, even teaching at Harvard for a while.  He also was a journalist, intellectual and was tied to the Adams family of presidents.  He would see the two works I discuss above see LEC and Heritage editions.

Samuel Chamberlain only worked for the George Macy Company on the two Adams works.  Here he provides gravures, and for Mont-Saint-Michel he supplied a photographic touch.  I assume that this here is an obituary on him; it certainly sounds appropriate.


Title Page – Henry Seidel Canby gives an introduction.  Chamberlain is doing a fine job in my book.  His landscapes are very nice.

Page 30

Page 190

Personal Notes – I bought this from my local library for $8 or so a couple years back.  Wish it had the Sandglass, but the book was in very good condition save some water spots on the spine.

If you have a Sandglass for the Heritage New York printing, or the LEC edition (for comparison), please drop me a line here or through the comments at my thread about this blog at the George Macy Devotees @ LibraryThing!  I could use extra insights into this book’s creation.  Thanks!


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