The Way of All Flesh. Pictures by Robert Ward Johnson, Introduction by Theodore Dreiser

By: Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 1,500 copies, this is number 459, designed by Carl Purington Rollins and printed at Yale University Press, SIGNED by Robert Ward Johnson (d. 1953) on the colophon. Two Volumes. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. xxx, 262; (263)-592 pp. Half-titles, illustrated title pages, introduction by Theodore Dreiser, sepia and black illustrations throughout (some as chapter headpieces, 9 full-page plates); text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped black sheepskin, gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt; binding square and tight, head of spines chipped. SIGNED by Robert Ward Johnson, illustrator, on the colophon. Housed in the original slipcase covered in red paper with printed paper spine label; shelf worn. Very Good. Samuel Butler's The Way of All Flesh is a semi-autobiographical novel that attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. The work was published posthumously (1903) and was readily accepted with the fading of the Victorian era. Robert Ward Johnson was born in San Francisco and studied at the Art Students League in New York and later at the Munich Akademie. After World War I, Johnson exhibited landscapes and figural painting in Paris from 1919-1928 at the Salon d'Automne. REFERENCE: Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, No. 74.

Title: The Way of All Flesh. Pictures by Robert Ward Johnson, Introduction by Theodore Dreiser

Author Name: Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Illustrator: Robert Ward Johnson (d. 1953)

Categories: Limited Editions Club,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: New York, Limited Editions Club: 1936

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-201

Keywords: Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh, Robert Ward Johnson, Theodore Dreiser, Fine Press, Limited Editions Club, Literature, Carl Purington Rollins, Yale University Press