(1891). A. B. Frost. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong Folio (12" x 10-1/2") bound in modern full rust-colored morocco leather with gilt rules to the covers and gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, housed in a clamshell box with gilt-lettered morocco spine. A collection of 18 ORIGINAL INK-AND-PENCIL DRAWINGS, 2 SIGNED and dated '91 by Frost, to illustrate the story as published along with the published pages reproducing the drawings. In addition to the published drawings, there are a few related images or alternate versions not used. All are mounted behind glassine covers, with the largest drawing measuring 8" x 10" and most 6-3/4" x 5-1/2." We have been unable to identify the publication where this series appeared. It concerns Mr. Pippy, a still life painter with doubts about his work, who asks Prof. Slinger to criticize his painting. Prof. Slinger proceeds to completely repaint the picture as the horrified Mr. Pippy looks on. Fine in a close to Fine box with a small stain at the top of the spine. Item #019187
A. B. Frost was one of the great illustrators of the "Golden Age of American Illustration." He illustrated more than 90 books and produced thousands of illustrations for newspapers and magazines. He studied under Thomas Eakins and William Merritt Chase. He is perhaps best known for his hunting illustrations.