VARIATIONS AND QUOTATIONS
First edition, limited to 50 copies.An interesting production from this great designer and printer. Contains one line quotes from a variety of famous people including Lawrence Clark Powell, Ernest Hemingway, and William Addison Dwiggins. Each is complimented by an abstract illustration of blocks and squares printed in a variety of colors. Signed by Ward Ritchie on the colophon, and by Joe D'Ambrosio at the foot of the rear pastedown. Spot on front cover.
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MARIANNE MOORE AT THE DIAL COMMISSIONS AN ARTICLE ON THE ...
by Kroll, Ernest (editor)
Limited to 100 numbered copies. Design based on the Japanese flutter-book. Six letters from Marianne Moore to Ralph Block concerning an article in The Dial (January 1927), concerning a forthcoming Dial article discounting motion pictures as an art form to which Moore sought a reply. Moore (1887-1972) was an American Modernist poet and writer who served as editor of The Dial, a literary and cultural journal, from 1925 to 1929. Block (1889-1974) was an American film producer and screenwriter, president of the Screen Actors Guild, 1934-5. Foreword by the editor. Text of the letters and the article included. Notes and colophon. With Addendum loosely inserted thanking the Moore estate for permission to reprint the unpublished letters. This copy is accompanied by a lengthy two page A.L.s. from the printer, Jim Trissel, to the editor, Ernest Kroll, thanking him for all his work and describing the dealing with the Marianne Moore estate over the rights. Also present is a separate envelope addressed to Kroll from Trissel with an A.N.s. from Trissel and with extra copies of the Addendum.