New York: Pynson Printers. 1929. (First edition). Large quarto. Gilt titled beveled black cloth boards. Head has some light wear. Top joint is slightly frayed as usual else a very good copy of this beautifully and profusely illustrated collection of examples of the work of T.M. Cleland. Limited to 1200 hand numbered copies on the limitation page at the rear of the book. Includes 99 full page plates in black and white and color, including a tipped-in folding example produced in 1921 for the Strathmore Paper Company. A great book. Scarce, especially in this nice condition.
Kent, Rockwell. Very Good. xxiii, 99p p. Folio. Color & b/w ills. Frontis portrait lithograph by Rockwell Kent. Black covers have bright gilt lettering front and spine. Cover edgeworn, with minor erosion at spine ends. Light scuffing to boards. Warm cafe au lait eps. Copy #214 of 1200. 18-pp. intro and bio by Alfred E. Hamill is exceptionally interesting. 99 full page plates. Text block is tight and bright, with occasional fingermarks. Examples of Cleland's artistry run the gamut from program covers, menus, bookplates, headpieces, advertisements, title pages, and diplomas to private Christmas cards, and more. There are five pps. of color advertising for Cadillac Autos in 1927, costume sketches for "Scaramouche, " illustrations of early mathmetical instruments, and elegant chapter initials. This is arguably the best of life before computer type!
G. First edition. This is #535 of 1200 copies bound in black cloth with g old lettering. 99 plates, 9 1/2" x 12 1/2", 99 pages + limitation at r ear. Good condition. The binding is rubbed at the corners and spine ti ps. The head of the spine has a tiny closed tear. The rear board with some moderate spotting. Former owner's name and date inked on the fron t fly. A few pages have fingerprint marks at the margins. Pages 63/64 have small holes to the top edges of the blank margin else contents ar e uniformily clean and tight with tissue guards in place where called for. A solid copy with moderate wear. Shipping weight is approximatel y five pounds. Additional costs will apply to international orders.
Very Good. No Jacket. 4to. First edition, limited to 1200 numbered copies, copy number 172. Hard cover in original cloth. Published NY: The Pynson Printers, 1929. 4to., 9 3/4" x 12 1/2", xxiii+ 99pp. of plates in color and monochrome, 20" x 25 1/2" color fold-out brochure sample for Strathmore paper tipped in, frontis portrait by Rockwell Kent. Dark brown cloth with gilt tiles over bevelled boards. Some wear at the extremities, fade mottling to the cloth, else very good.
Very good(+) With a Biographical and Critical Introduction by Alfred E. Hamill and a Portrait Lithograph by Rockwell Kent. 99 pages of plates, many in color. Small folio, black cloth; light wear at the extremes of spine & corners. New York: Pynson Printers, 1929. Limited First Edition. One of 1200 numbered copies.
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