There are so many wonderful items listed on abaa.org, and I want to share some of them with you. Which brings me to “Friday’s Features”, a new weekly post spotlighting one or two items offered on our site that I find especially interesting, attractive, etc.
Full Disclosure: In my mind, I may or may not be imagining that I have a bit of disposable income and can buy the books and art I would if I had the cash in reality, so please don’t balk at some of the higher priced items, there is a vast collection of offerings on abaa.org to fit every budget.
I am a very visual person and love art almost as much as I do books, so you can expect many of my picks to correspond accordingly.
Today’s picks are:
Offered by: The Veatchs Arts of the Book
Seller Inventory #: 16423
Publisher: Valley Forge: Weyerhauser, 1994
Valley Forge: Weyerhauser, 1994. . 10 x 10. (16) pages (many fold out to a larger spread). Full color throughout. Self-wraps. Very good. Reproductions of paintings, murals, posters, and sculpture (3-dimensional embossed printing) from the Works Progress Administration. This was created as a specimen of paper and graphic design.
Offered by: Ars Libri Ltd
Seller Inventory #: B57167-2
Publisher: Zürich (Pra Verlag), 1930.
Zürich (Pra Verlag), 1930.. 32pp. 5 plates of collages of wood engravings by Ernst. Sm. 4to. Silver foil wraps. D.j., with collage cover design by Max Ernst (recapitulating frontispiece). One of 200 copies from the limited edition of 250 in all, this copy designated “rezensionsexemplar” (review copy) in pencil in colophon, in place of number. Arp’s nine poems, dating from 1924, were illustrated by Ernst in 1929. This is one of the most exquisite of Ernst’s illustrated books, and typographically exceptionally elegant. An outstandingly fine copy, the foil wrappers crisp, the dust jacket fresh, and the book itself bright.
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