One of only 60 copies of the Museum Edition


(Pyle, Howard).

2 volumes.

  • New Castle and Wilmington: Oak Knoll Press and The Delaware Art Museum, 2004.
  • 9 x 12 inches.
  • quarter Morocco with Japanese cloth, a special binding by Campbell-Logan Bindery
  • (viii),xiv,(ii),400; (viii),401-872 pages.
  • ISBN: 1584561335
  • ISBN: 9781584561330

Price: $425.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 87133

First edition, one of only 60 numbered and signed sets bound thus (Museum Edition). Contains an extra eight-page signature at the beginning which has a tipped-in wood-engraving of Pyle's well-known painting "The Landing of the Pilgrims" pulled from the original block engraved by Robert Hoskin of Harper & Brothers. The engraving was published in the April 1883 edition of Harper's New Monthly magazine. In addition, this special section discusses the print and includes the colophon. The section was printed on Mohawk Superfine by Leonard Seastone at his Tideline Press. At the dawn of the 20th century, Howard Pyle was America's most famous and influential illustrator. Through the illustrated pages of Harper's, Scribner's, and Century magazines, the American public first became acquainted with the illustrator that they would come to love. Both by example and through his teaching, Pyle molded and influenced generations of young artists who have continued his unique vision of illustration far beyond his own lifetime. Published 93 years after the death of Howard Pyle, this book celebrates the enduring and far-reaching achievements of America's foremost illustrator. Illustrated with over 3300 images, this important research tool represents the complete record of all known Howard Pyle illustrations, hundreds of which have not been reproduced since their original publication over 100 years ago.
Paul Preston Davis, with exhaustive research and dogged perseverance, has produced a much-needed resource for the study of Howard Pyle and American illustration. His work greatly expands upon the data originally collected by Willard S. Morse and Gertrude Brincklé in 1921. For the first time, full-color images (approx. 1.25 x 2.25 inches) of each of Pyle's published and unpublished works are provided in a single source. Most importantly for the researcher, Davis has indexed and re-indexed the information, creating a tool that is as easy to use as it is valuable. This remarkable and comprehensive set of books embodies years of research and will be valued and treasured by researchers, scholars, librarians, and collectors alike. Co-published with The Delaware Art Museum.

HOWARD PYLE: HIS LIFE -- HIS WORK. Paul Preston Davis.