Sarah Whitman. Boston: The Merrymount Press, 1904. First edition. Original cloth-backed printed boards. Eulogies delivered at her memorial service, July 7, 1904. Addresses by James B. Dow, Richard C. Cabot, Thornton K. Lothrop, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and a poem by Mrs. James B. Dow. Uncut. Measures approx. 5.5" x 8.5". Some rubbing and spotting to edges of the front cover, light wear to spine tips, and some paper remnants to edge of upper rear cover.
"Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842–1904) was an influential Boston artist and civic leader, best known for her work in stained glass and design. A trailblazer, she was the first female book designer employed by Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin and was among the founders of the Society of Arts and Crafts. From her studio, Lily Glass Works, she produced large and small stained glass commissions for churches and colleges such as Harvard’s Memorial Hall and Trinity Church in Copley Square" (Gardner Museum).