William Merritt Chase to His Wife

Selections from the Poetry of Robert Herrick.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882.

Price: $3,250.00

About the item

Abbey, Edwin A. First edition thus. With drawings by Edwin A. Abbey. 1 vols. 4to. William Merritt Chase to His Wife. Original yellow stamped cloth, a.e.g. Spine rubbed and soiled, else very good. In clamshell box. In a half green morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: Directly from the Chase family. Bryant, William Merritt Chase: A Gentel Bohemian, pp. 82-83.

Item #20060

Inscribed from William Merritt Chase to his wife-to-be Alice "Pansy" Gerson on Christmas 1884. The two were family friends and eventually were married in 1886 after an extended courtship of seven years. The Gersons became a majoir part of Chase's family. Together they had 8 children. A great association.