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Memoirs of Edward Hicks 1851
Artist Peacable Kingdom
Memoirs of the Life and Religious Labors of Edward Hicks, Late of Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Written by Himself. Philadelphia: Merrihew & Thompson, Printers, No. 7 Carter’s Alley. 1851.
This very special copy is inscribed in pencil on the first blank page by Isaac Hicks, son of the author and reads: “Presented to Thomas & George Warner by Isaac Hicks son of the author.” Condition: Widespread foxing and staining, a few irregular page edges, a few folded corners. All text very legible. Newly rebound in 2009 in period style embossed cloth by Wiering Books. (New binding alone cost $140) The book appears to be complete and to my knowledge is only missing the original blank endpapers which are lost to the rebinding process.
Note: Hicks’ “Memoirs” is one of the great autobiographies of the first half of the 19th century by one of America’s greatest folk artists. He is most famous for his allegorical paintings called “Peaceable Kingdom” of which over 60 variations are known. Other paintings by him include, Washington at the Delaware, Noah’s Ark, The Falls of Niagara, Penn’s Treaty with the Indians, and The Declaration of Independence. If you are a fan of Hicks’ paintings, then you will love this book.
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