1933 · New York
by Merle Armitage; Edward Weston; Reginald Poland
New York: Edgar Weyhe, 1933. Limited to 200 numbered copies. Paperback. VG with minor coiling to orange dustjacket covers, otherwise almost like new except for some separation of spine at the very top. Orange printed dustjacket surrounding a white printed glued wrap-around stiff cover. 54 pp. Two color plates including a signed in pencil lithograph portrait of Shore by Jean Charlot, 18 bw photographic reproductions after photographs of the artist's work by Edward Weston, 5 smaller bw reproductions which may be lithographs at the head of the text articles. The first color plate may also be a color lithograph, but it is not signed. One of Armitage's rarest works. A monograph on the art and career of California modernist painter Henrietta Shore.The portrait by Charlot is signed by the artist. Includes an article by Edward Weston who also photographed the original artworks by Shore. Includes articles by Merle Armitage, Edward Weston, and an Appraisal by Reginald Poland. Very rare. Forward colophon reads "Two hundred numbered copies of this book, designed by Merle Armitage, have been printed ... by the Will A. Kistler Company ... It is set in twelve point Rockwell type, and the entire contents of the book is printed by the Artochrome Process. The photographs of the paintings, pastels, crayons and drawings in this book were made from the originals by Edward Weston. This is copy no. [blank]"--Colophon./ Descriptive letterpress on versos facing the plates."
(Inventory #: 173338)