Concord, California: Heron House, 2010. 1st and Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 250 copies, quarto size, 161 pp., with prospectus, signed by the editors. Fine. Item #CNEE02
An in-depth look at the life and work of Valenti Angelo (1897-1982), well-known and highly regarded 20th century illustrator who did so many books for the Grabhorn Press, the early Limited Editions Club books, and so many more over a career that spanned decades.
This book the result of ten years of research and work by the publishers, Earl and Gloria Emelson, both of whom have signed on the title page, this book is a collection of essays, tributes and remembrances by thirty-two authors arranged mostly by time period, lavishly illustrated with over 100 samples of his work and photographs. An important resource for anyone interested in Angelo's work and in 20th-century book illustration.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in sky-blue cloth boards, blind-embossed device by Valenti Angelo on the front, gilt lettering on the spine, lithographed in four colours throughout on acid-free Mohawk Superfine paper; large quarto size (just under 12" tall), pagination: (i)-x, (1)-159, blank (160), colophon (161); limited edition of 250 copies, unnumbered. With original prospectus laid in, one sheet folded to four pages, decorations in blue and yellow.
___CONDITION: Fine, this copy is one of the few remaining from the publisher and is in as-new condition; prospectus also fine, with only the original folds.
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