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1 Frackelton, S. S. [Susan Stuart Goodrich]. TRIED BY FIRE: A WORK ON CHINA-PAINTING.
D. Appleton & Company [New York]. 1886. (1885: Mrs. S. S. Frackelton). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. x, 110, [8, advertisements]. 4to. Tan cloth with the front cover illustrated in red & black with a large Victorian vase between 2 plates. The vase bears the title in gilt & is decorated with a flame motif. Each of the plates are differently decorated with ornate Victorian designs. The top & bottom edges of the cover are also decorated with ornate bands. The title is black-lettered on the spine. All edges red. Front & back endpapers are duplex leaves with the face sides coated, fine horizontal ribbing, & embossed with a marble-like pattern. Chromolithographic frontispiece & 11 other color plates on coated paper, 3 b/w plates on coated paper, 4 b/w plates on text paper, & 13 text illustrations. The 8 full-page advertisements include the 'Frackelton Decorating Works', the 'Frackelton Portable Gas-Kiln', Richard G. Frackelton's book 'Photographs on Glass & China', 3 agents or importers of china blank, & 2 artist's supply houses. Susan Stuart Goodrich Frackelton (1881-1904) was a leading porcelain painter and ceramicist of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, the inventor of a patented portable gas kiln & and recipient of winner of many national & international design awards. 'Margaret N. Wallace - November '86' written in ink on the back of the frontispiece, small 1965 bookplate of Frances Estevez Mouré on the front paste-down endpaper. Margaret N. Wallace was Margaret Vance Noble Wallace (1861 - 1925), the wife of Henry Lane Wallace, son of General Lew Wallace. Margaret was attending school (DePauw U.?) in 1880 in Greencastle, IN. She and Henry were married in 1882. Spine extremes rubbed o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. See PHOTO. 
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