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Lot 87

Grolier American Hundred

87. [WALL, Bernhardt (etcher)]. MARKHAM, Edwin & Bernhardt Wall. Edwin Markham and "The Man With the Hoe." Lime Rock, 1936. 34 etchings (plus cover and spine label), 25 signed. The limitation is signed by both Wall and Markham. Various colored inks (2 of which are bi-colored), heavy wove paper. Original hand-bound grey cloth over grey boards, etching on upper cover (32.5 x 26.5 cm), plain trey dust wrapper with etched paper spine label. Covers lightly browned along upper and lower edge, dust wrapper moderately sunned and foxed with a few small tears (no losses), interior and etchings very fine." Wall’s signed ink presentation copy to Howard Scholle dated September 12, 1937.

     Limited edition (Trial Copy #5 of an unstated limitation copy; the Humanities Research Copy at UT has Trial Copy #1 of a designated 13 trial copies). Markham’s poem and Wall’s etching was inspired J. F. Millet’s painting of the same name. Of the original edition (San Francisco, 1899), Grolier American Hundred #99 states: “The plaint of the laboring man, in an honest, passionate, truly poetic outcry, which still rings to shame and shock—and stimulate.” ($750-1,500)

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