New York and Syracuse: Gustave Stickley, 1905-1911. First editions. Hardcover. Quarto. , 886, , 712, , 732,  648pp. Full green cloth with gilt lettering on spines, volume 19 with brown cloth and gilt lettering. Original front covers bound at rear of each volume, except for volume 19, this with decorative endpapers. Decorative and historiated initials. Edited by Gustav Stickley, renowned designer, furniture maker, and the leading proselytizer for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts Movement. The Craftsman magazine, was an important vehicle for promoting Arts and Crafts philosophy as well as the products of his factory within the context of articles, reviews, and advertisements for a range of products of interest to the homemaker. This set runs as followed:
- Volume 9, the complete 6 monthly issues from October 1905 to March 1906.
- Volume 12, the complete 6 monthly issues from April to September 1907.
- Volume 13, the complete 6 monthly issues from October 1907 to March 1908.
- Volume 19, the complete 6 monthly issues from October 1910 to March 1911.
Each volume is profusely illustrated throughout with numerous b/w drawings, photographic reproductions, floor plans. Includes four woodcuts from drawings by Frances Lea (May 1907 issue), nine colored woodcuts also from drawings by Frances Lea (4 in the October 1907 issue, and 5 in the December 1907 issue,) and two colored woodcuts from drawings by R. F. Schabelitz in the February 1908 issue, and a lithograph of Tolstoi portrait by Naoum Aronson. Ex-library copies with book plates on inside of each front board. The following front wraps are missing at rear: January 1906; April 1907; September 1907. Otherwise each volume is complete with all its issues and illustrations. Moderate shelf wear. Minor and sporadic age-toning, foxing, and creasing throughout. Volume 19 with library plate on inside front cover and remnant of removed tan paper on decorative front endpaper. Library stamps at first title page and last page. Else block of volume 19 clean. Bindings and interior in overall good to very good condition. g. Item #47293