Item #011873 Octaves in an Oxford Garden. Arthur Upson.
Octaves in an Oxford Garden
Octaves in an Oxford Garden
Octaves in an Oxford Garden
Octaves in an Oxford Garden

Octaves in an Oxford Garden

Minneapolis: Edward D. Brooks, 1922. Illustrations by Margarethe Heisser. Limited Edition. A Very Good Hardcover.

Limited Edition; unnumbered 1/350. Printed on handmade paper, laid and watermarked; uncut edges. Arts and crafts style lettering and illustrative decorating for each page by Margarethe Heisser. 4to; 10.5 inches tall; unumbered pages.

Produced by Hahn & Harmon at their press in Minneapolis.

Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear; corners lightly rubbed, spine ends and small sections of spine edges very lightly frayed, in original shaved birch bark covered boards with paper label on spine.

Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #011873

This difficult to find volume has been chosen as one of 150 best Minnesota Books. A superb arrangement of turn-of-century printing, lettering, drawing and poetic display.

The poet author worked in Edward Brooks bookstore. Brooks was his patron during a time of literary prominence in Minneapolis. Tragically, Upson died very young [probably a suicide], drowning in Lake Bemidji.

Price: $145.00