Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1921. Lithographs, Whistler, associates. Autograph Edition: 1 of 500 copies. Vellum and boards. SIGNED by both Authors (Joseph & Elizabeth Pennell) on their frontispiece lithographic images, thick 8vo (8 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 1 7/8"), one eighth vellum with gold lettering on spine over tan boards with titte in gold on front cover, illustrated with frontispieces and 160 B&W images (many being reproductions of Whistler's art), xxiii, [xxiv-xxv] + 339 pages. Weight: 3 lbs. 9 oz. Near Fine / None. Item #6433
Presentation by "Vous" on front free endpaper with Bookplate of apparent giftee below it.
Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926) was one of America's premier etchers and illustrators. His wife, Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936) often collaborated with her husband.
Until 1917 the Pennells lived in London, Joseph etching and drawing and Elizabeth writing. Elizabeth's text often accompanied her husband's work, but she also wrote independently, including art criticism. Joseph's colorful outspokenness and Elizabeth's quiet charm won them entry into London's artistic and intellectual life, where the Pennells were part of a circle that included Edmund Gosse, James McNeill Whistler, and George Bernard Shaw.