6 Vol. Leather Book Set “Works of Emerson” by Ralph Waldo Emerson – Important Provenance
6 Vol. Leather Book Set Titled “Works of Emerson” by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Published Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1929
6 Vol. Leather Book Set Titled “Works of Emerson” by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Published Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1929 | The Books have been bound by the Heralded Henry Stikeman in 3/4 navy Moroccan leather over cloth, gilt-tooled and -lettered spines, t.e.g. Harvard edition. Stikeman & Co. (bookbinders) was the most prominent and celebrated (among his peers) art book binder in American History. Henry Stikeman’s career paralleled the heyday of art bookbinding in America: beginning toward the end of the 19th century and ending and ending well into the 20th. A Stikeman binding dating from 1880s through 1940s is considered the very best book bindings of recent history| Approx. Size: 8.5″ H x 6″ W.
- Acquired by R.L. Cleary – see bookplate to front paste-down;
- Then Owned by Elmer Holmes Bobst (1884–1978), American businessman, philanthropist, and namesake of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library of New York University, Ex-libris Elmer Holmes Bobst with his bookplate to front paste-downs.
- Then owned by the famous and popular author Tom Clancy
- Acquired from the Estate of Tome Clancy by Worthington