The holy experiment : a message to the world from Pennsylvania / series of mural paintings by Violet Oakley in the governor's reception room and in the senate chamber of the state capitol at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
- Philadelphia : Printed privately and issued to subscribers, c1922.
, xii, , 16, , 19-38, , 40-51,  p., 22 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 59 cm.
- Mural painting and decoration.
Pennsylvania -- Capital and capitol.
Penn, William, 1644-1718 -- Portraits.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Portraits.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Portraits.
- Limitation statements (Printing)
Leather bindings (Binding).
- Place of Publication:
- United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
- The founding of the state of liberty spiritual
The creation and preservation of the Union, illustrating "William Penn's principles of government and his prophecy of Peace, upheld by a parliament of all civilized nations
Contributions of great federalists in the progress toward Unity
Colour-plates of the founding of the state of liberty spiritual
Colour-plates of the creation and preservation of the Union.
- "This edition is limited to 500 copies ... 250 of these copies comprise the international edition with translations in French - German - Italian - Spanish and Japanese."--Colophon.
"The pages of the original manuscript have been written and illuminated by Violet Oakley from her notes made in preparation for the paintings from 1902 to 1922. They are reproduced from plates made by the Beck Engraving Company. Printed privately in Philadelphia and issued to subscribers."--P. [iv].
Contains 22 mounted color plates (2 folded).
Issued in portfolio with binder's stamp ("ALFRED SMITH & CO., PHILA.") in gold on tail turn-in of right board.
"Biographical note": P. .
"Advance subscribers": P. -.
"The pages of the original manuscript have been written and illuminated by Violet Oakley from her notes made in preparation for the paintings from 1902 to 1922. They are reproduced from plates made by the Beck Engraving Company."
No. 62 of 500 copies, signed by Oakley.
Text printed in black, red and blue.
Includes biographical note on Oakley.
- Local notes:
- RBC copy 1 is no. 55 of a limited ed. of 500 copies, signed by the artist. Cf. colophon.
RBC copy 1 presented to the Penn Libraries by Effingham Buckley Morris.
RBC copy 2 is no. 210 of a limited ed. of 500 copies, signed by the artist. Cf. colophon.
RBC copy 2 originally owned by the School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, with its blue ink stamp on p. [i] and xi and each plate and its withdrawal stamp on p. [i] (initialed: DKK). It was presented to the RBC in 1949 by the Fine Arts Library.
RBC copy 2: portfolio retained (damaged: boards detached).
Athenaeum copy: In full leather portfolio binding; embossed with geometric and floral stamped designs in dark brown; gilt stamped circular motifs and title statement on front cover; decorative brass clasps, stamped "Alfred Smith & Co., Phila" in gold leaf on p.  of binding.
Athenaeum copy: Gift: Maureen Murdoch.
- Penn Provenance:
- Morris, Effingham Buckley, 1856-1937 (donor) (RBC copy 1)
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961 (autograph) (RBC copy 1 & 2)
University of Pennsylvania. School of Architecture (stamp) (RBC copy 2)
- Penn Chronology:
- Alfred Smith & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.), binder.
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961. , Inscriber
Beck Engraving Company. , Engraver
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