by Comstock and William D. Fletcher, Francis Adams
Boston: Boston Public Library, 1977. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 brown and olive colored cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a brown sketch of a tree on the front board. A folio measuring 14" by 10 1/4" with printed green end sheets. There is a small one inch square book plate (Marcus Allen McCorison, a consummate bookman) on the front paste down. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with 1" closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel, a tiny chip at the lower edge of the fold to the front flap, the same to the lower edge of the rear flap and a 1/4" closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel. One of only 1,150 copies printed. Laid-in is a yellow card stock promotional piece for an exhibition of Nason's works at The Wiggin Gallery of the Boson Public Library. A catalogue raisonné containing 279 pages including an index of names and places mentioned, a general index, an index to the prints, text and illustrated throughout with reproductions of almost 800 of the wood cuts and copper engravings by Nason. "With a biographical essay by Wlater Muir Whitehill and a foreword by Philip J. McNiff. Edited by Sinclair H. Hitchings, with commentaries on prints by Paul Swenson, Nason's own essay on the history and practice of wood engraving, and a reprinting of John Taylor Arm's essay on Nason's prints." (from the title page) (Inventory #: TB28904)
Collectible First Editions by 20th Century Authors of Nature, Natural History, Historical Fiction, Nautical Fiction & Americana; Rivers of America, Lakeside Classics and the American Guide Series
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