The Woman’s Literary Club



In a quick search, I find a number of Woman’s Literary Clubs or Women’s Literary Clubs, but none specify a bookplate.  The artist is ” W.S. ” and the book is numbered 455, indicating that the Club housed a library of some sort.

This bookplate is on the front paste-down of the following book:

Herbert, Leila.  The First American: his homes and his households.  NY: Harper & Brothers, 1900.

Later printing [title page states 1900, copyright is 1899], 8vo ivory illustrated cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, 140 pages, 140 pages, [4] pages publisher ads, deckle edges, b/w plates.  VERY GOOD- : rubbing to spine extremities and one corner, gilt lettering dulled on cover & spine;  boards lightly soiled, bookplate [ The Woman’s Literary Club ], some typical chipping to the deckle edges, owner name on title page.  Herbert covers George Washington’s childhood and life at Mount Vernon, New York, Philadelphia and Germantown, and his final days at Mount Vernon, all illustrated.  $15.