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New York: William E. Rudge, 1926.
First edition. Large folio. Original fine-weave blue-gray cloth with bold gilt sky at top, revealing New York Skyline in negative space, gilt letttering and ruling on cover. (16pp), 24 pages each numbered and each containing exquisite full-page color illustration (on top 1/3 of page) by Joseph Pennel comprising highly impressionistic and sometimes stylized paintings of New York skyline and noteworthy landmarks. A very good copy of a scarce large format Bruce Rogers production (see specifics following) and a beautifully illustrated book. Gilt on upper cover faded, corners bumped, front hinges slightly cracked in places, small water discoloration to corner of front free fly and rear pastedown, occasional thumbing and very slight browntoning on extremities. All plates are clean and bright, as is text by Elizabeth Robbins Pennell. Also included, an announcement of the publication which has been laid in.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #2085