Document associated with: Haxton, Henry Raymond
Record 1 of 1
System Number: 13862
Date: [December 1893]
Recipient: [Henry Raymond Haxton?]
Credit Line: Text supplied by Philip R. Bishop of MOSHER BOOKS in Millersville, PA, U.S.A.
Document Type: PLfc
"Fancy Jim"! -
Henry Raymond Haxton
[circular  fixed in a book dated 21 December 1893:] BRENTANOS BEG TO WARN THE TRADE AGAINST PURCHASING A COPY OF THE GENTALE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES, BY J. M. WHISTLER, BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO BY RIVIÈRE AND BEARING A DEDICATION BY THE AUTHOR. ANY INFORMATION RESPECTING THIS BOOK, WHICH IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LOST IN TRANSIT BETWEEN LONDON AND PARIS, SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO 37, AVENUE DE L'OPERA, PARIS
1. [December 1893]
Dated from the printed circular pasted in the book, transcribed below, and dated 21 December 1893.
2. Henry Raymond Haxton?
The recipient may be 'Fancy Jim', or 'Henry Raymond Haxton', but it is not clear whether or not 'Fancy Jim' was a name for Haxton, or if it was a cryptic reference to JW himself.
This is a copy of Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd ed., London and New York, 1892, advertised for sale in the listings of Mosher Books, Millersville PA. It is described as follows: "Full brown morocco with spine of lighter morocco, bound and gilt stamped to mimic the cloth edition ... bound by Riviere and Son ... gold on spine and front cover, gilt tooling on board edges and turn-ins; top edges gilt; plain endpapers with offsetting from leather ... bears the blue booksellers ticket on the back pastedown: "Brentano's"." A bound edition of this sort is mentioned in #11163.
4. Henry Raymond Haxton
Henry Raymond Haxton, unidentified.
5. circular notice
The notice, warning of a missing or stolen book possibly on the market, has been fixed into this copy of the Gentle Art, suggesting that a previous owner believed this edition to be that missing book.