One of 40 Copies
- San Francisco : Book Club of California 1995
- small 4to.
- stiff paper wrappers which is loosely inserted in a pocket in the left side of the portfolio and with the separate suite of plates inserted in a paper wrapper portfolio which is in turn inserted in the right side of the cloth portfolio, paper spine l
- (34) pages
- Order Nr. 93797
- Price: $ 300.00
One of 40 copies inserted in this specially made portfolio and containing a separate suite of the 13 DePol plates which often have a penciled "D" under the image. The "floral portraits" were printed from John DePol's original wood engravings by the Feathered Serpent Press. In a fashion similar to earlier publications for the Book Club of California, this volume contains twelve sections. Each pair of facing pages contains text on the left describing the properties of the flower illustrated on the right. John DePol's illustrations are typical of his style and show off his ability to balance blackness with movement within each composition. Patterned endpapers. Cover printed in olive, orange and black.
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> KEEPSAKES SERIES
> DEPOL, JOHN
> WOOD ENGRAVING
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THE HUTH LIBRARY A CATALOGUE OF THE PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSC...
by Huth, Henry, Frederick Startridge Ellis and William Carew...
Five volumes. Reprint of the 1880 first edition, originally published by Ellis and White, London. In 1871, Mr. Huth engaged W.C. Hazlitt and F.S. Ellis to catalog his collection, the former cataloging English works, and the latter foreign. The catalog was completed and sent to press in 1876. After Mr. Huth's death, Mr. Ellis, who had edited the work from the time it was sent to press, carried it on alone. cf Pref. "The ... varied collection was especially rich in voyages, Shakespearean and early English literature and in early Spanish and German works. The Bibles ... included nearly every edition especially prized by collectors, and the manuscripts and prints were among the most beautiful of their kind."--Dict. Nat. Biog. "With the assistance of Ellis and Hazlitt, Huth had started printing a magnificent catalogue of his library, with the full titles of every item and exact collations, both entirely novel features in a library catalogue. The work was completed in five volumes two years after his death and has remained...a corner-stone of British bibliography." De Ricci, p. 151. The original is quite scarce, and sells for $2500 and more.