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ELIHU VEDDER (1836-1923) "Simple Simon, His Book."
Hand-calligraphed and illustrated unpublished manuscript titled "Simple Simon, his Book / by Elihu Vedder - his Mark 1913" [cover title]. Cover and contents unbound. Mixed media including ink, graphite, gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil. Illustrated front and rear covers (paper over board, versos also illustrated); 10 leaves of preliminaries including printing notes, tables of contents, dedication, half-title, and a few page mock-up; 37 pages of calligraphed rhyming verse with illustrations and decorative borders. Most pages marked and dated "Capri 1912" often with "Sept" or "Oct" added, along with notes; almost all with written color indications initialed by him (i.e. "orange & green / V." Oblong folio, the sheets measuring 210x310 mm; 12 1/4x8 1/4 inches.