Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Harry N. Abrams. 1970. 232 pgs. 68 tipped in color plates, profusely illus. In b/w, 1 four page b/w folding plate. Acetate DJ has shelf-wear present to the DJ (light chipping preent to the extremities). No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. A rich view of miniature theatre with this generous biographical sketch of the private passion of William Addison Dwiggins, type designer and calligrapher, affectionately known as "WAD." EB; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 232 pages.
A beautifully designed and impeccably printed book detailing the marionettes and theatres created by the American type and book designer W. A. Dwiggens. There is a multitude of illustrations, many in colour and as individual inserts. What impressed me the most about the marionettes themselves was that they were all individual characters rather than generic personages.
If you like beautiful books or the details of creating marionette shows then this is for you, the only downside being that it will not fit comfortably into a typical bookcase, but then I have many books that have to stand by themselves.
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