- New York: The Grolier Club, 2012.
- 6 x 9 inches
- 84 pages
Price: $15.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 109017
Ray Safford was a consummate rare bookman and book collector whose life and career revolved around books and the firm of Charles Scribner's Sons. Produced to accompany a Grolier Club Member Exhibition in 2012, this catalogue offers a fascinating look into Safford's role in the literary, publishing, and rare book worlds of New York in the twentieth century. The exhibition highlights Safford's intriguing relationships with Joseph Conrad, Henry Clay Frick, Frank Nelson Doubleday, and others, and lists some of the unusual items he collected related to Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, and Lewis Carroll.
Including an introduction written by Mark D. Tomasko and an illustrated and annotated checklist of items in the exhibition, the catalogue reveals the character of Safford through his remaining books and papers. The book was designed by award-winning designer Jerry Kelly and contains 24 illustrations, including some color and full-page images.