signed first edition Tall 8vo., pictorial boards; 48 pages
1943 · NY
by FREEMAN, Margaret B.
NY: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 1943. First Edition. Limited Edition of 2600 copies. Signed presentation from Freeman on the front endpaper: "New York- September 1944. To Dearest Mrs. Merryman with every good wish, most affectionately Marjorie." Margaret B. Freeman [1899-1980] was an American art historian who was the head curator of The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to medieval art and architecture, from 1955 to 1965. She studied medieval tapestries as well as the use of plants in medieval art. Her research on the Cloisters' medieval gardens culminated in the publishing of this title, a book on early medieval herbs, with illustrations of plants within the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collections. Books signed by Freeman are uncommon. Tall 8vo., pictorial boards; 48 pages. Illustrated.. Very Good (little wear & tanning covers; contents clean & tight). (Inventory #: 58226)