1927 Western prose in the form of letters between the writer and his beloved Pandora - miles away. Hardcover in pictorial red cloth stamped in white and gilt. Top edge gilt. A veritable valentine. Pictorial end papers; illustrations by Remington Schuyler. Light rubbing wear to extremities; some flecks to the white ink on front side. A couple small water spots to cloth on front side. Gilding is bright. Vintage bookseller's labels to reverse of front free end paper. Fore-edge untrimmed.
The artist, Remington Schuyler was an American painter, illustrator and writer during the early to mid twentieth century. He was born in Buffalo, New York and was named after Frederic Remington, a relative of his mother's and an extremely accomplished artist from the period. Schuyler grew up in the Midwest, and eventually studied with Howard Pyle.
Gregory Marword, name of both author and protagonist, was a pen-name of George DeClyver Curtis (1870-1966.) Under his birth name, the author wrote a book entitled Bees' Ways a charming account of the life of a bee keeper which was hailed as a minor classic; his early New England ancestors included a Supreme Court chief justice and a congressman, his uncle George William Curtis was editor of Harper's Weekly; was a member of Company K New York Seventh Regiment of National Guard. His father was respected physician and one of the doctors who attended Lincoln on his deathbed.