McMurtrie, Douglas C.
Title THE GOLDEN BOOK THE STORY OF FINE BOOKS AND BOOKMAKING -- PAST AND PRESENT
Book Condition Very Good +
Jacket Condition Very Good Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Chicago Pascal Covici 1927
Seller ID 201
R8vo (7¼" x 9¾"). pp. [xvi]; 406; Notes; Index. One of 2000 copies. Dark blue vertically ribbed cloth with fanfare-style design and titles stamped in gold on both covers and spine. Gold interstecting ring dentelles. t.e.g. Laid paper watermarked with McMurtrie's initials. Scarce gold dust jacket with binding design repeated in black. Illustrated throughout with vingette and full page reproductions of historic texts and includes floriated initials and headpieces. Written from the view point of the designer and printer, The Golden Book is an authoritative look at the history of the book from its pre-historic form to the 20th century, and includes chapters on type design, book decoration, book binding and private presses. A lovely copy of this seminal study of book history and typography with faint wear to edges and faint rubbing to corners with a scarce VG dust jacket with chipped corners and edge wear. WITH a scarce The Golden Book publication prospectus, Pascal Covici, 1927. Contains publication announcement, chapter summaries and order form. White laid paper with Coventry Book watermark. Reproduction of The Golden Book fanfare-style cover design on cover in black. Original accordion folded pamphlet very worn with creases and chipped edges; some separation. All pages present.
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