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The Ruling Passion

MCME

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Product Information

Era:
Antique; 1900-1910
Condition:
Very Good; gilded cover has some edge wear
Materials:
hardcover
Size:
8" L x 5" W x 1.1" H
Color/Finish:
n/a

Why We Love This

The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature by Henry Van Dyke. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Presumed first edition. Gilded Art Nouveau hardcover, misspelled title (Rvuling Passion). Lacking dust jacket. 296 pp. Tinted monochrome illustrations by W. Appleton Clark. Sketches and short fiction. Owner name on first free end page. Lightly aged. In-demand volume by poet and professor Van Dyke. Beautiful cover design by Margaret Armstrong.
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About MCME

For more than 20 years, MCME’s The Sophisticated Reader partners have collected and sold books on art, design and popular culture in antique stores, vintage markets and at rare book auctions. MCME specializes in sought-after antique and vintage hardcovers, paperbacks and magazines. We also curate private library installations. Experienced as interior designers and writers, we have been widely published in the entertainment and news media, and have appeared on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorator."