N.p: n.d. [ca. 1870].
Andrassé. On rectos of 37 leaves. 1 vols. 4 7/8 x 7 inches. A Gift For Miss Bixby. Bound in full olive-green morocco gilt, with black morocco label on upper cover, lettered in gilt: “To Miss. Lou. Bixby./From/‘D’Andrassi’”. Laid in a velvet lined hinged box composed of alternating lengthwise strips of light- and dark-stained oak, upper cover with four inlaid strips of contrasing light and dark oak forming the initial “L”. Item #8722
Humorous sketches and cartoons by a talented amateur (most probably smitten by Miss Bixby), e.g., “Catching the Early Train” (a man’s quick and dignified step becomes a run, then he flies, then he leaps and barely grabs on to the caboose), “Fitzdawdle’s Search for Country Board” (a city slicker’s vacation in the country ends in disillusionment), a humrous boxing sequence, “A Tale of a Big Watermelon”, etc., etc. With a self-portrait by the author/artist on the first page, inscribed “Prof Henri d’Andrassé.” In a most unusual presentation American binding and box.
Miss Bixby is almost certainly related to the American book collector of Bolton Landing, N.Y., (where the book was acquired), William K. Bixby (1857-1931), President of the American Car and Foundry Company.
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