First Annual Dinner of the Periodical Publishers' Association of America. Held at the New Willard, Washington, D.C., April seventh, MCMIV. Full text of the addresses revised by the speakers. New York: Privately Printed [at the Gilliss Press], 1904. Illustrated with tipped in portraits. Full brown crushed morocco by Florence Foote at the Evelyn Nordhoff Bindery, with boards inlaid with blue morocco about the central panel, upper cover titled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., signed "E.N.B. 1905 F.F." Presentation copy from Henry Van Dyke to Charles W. McAlpin (Secretary of Princeton University, 1901-1914), with his autograph note mounted on the binder’s blank and Van Dyke’s card instructing the bindery, "Please do this for my friend McAlpin". Measures approx. 5.5" x 8.5". Some light sunning to spine.
"Florence Foote was a friend and pupil of Evelyn Nordhoff, and was trained at the Doves Bindery [under T.J. Cobden-Sanderson] in 1899, before she became head of the Evelyn Nordhoff Bindery. The Bindery was opened on 42nd Street, but in December 1902 moved to the premises of the Art Students' League, 275 West 57th Street" (Tidcombe). The bindery had some rather notable benefactors, including Edward Everett Hale, Paul Leicester Ford, and Samuel Putnam Avery (link).