New York: Covici, Friede, 1930.
First edition. Large quarto. Superbly bound at by Donnelley in full tan finely crushed morocco with large accentuated raised bands extending onto the covers, star patterning with gilt dots on covers and spines, including blind ruled compartments. Superb and highly innovative gilt stamped dentelles with Merle Armitage's name and the title forming a continuous border with large gilt stars at corners, unusual gold tea-chest paper endleaves. TEG, others brown. A unique and custom binding made by the master bookbinders at Donnelley, likely WIlliam Blaine Wooten, per a note laid in. Plates throughout of works of art, models, etc. Merle Armitage, avant garde book designer, active in writing and book collection, became one of the spokesman for modern culture of the period. A fine copy, in brown cloth slipcase.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #4370