Order Nr. 140135 AVERY. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.

AVERY.

(Rogers, Bruce).
  • Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1902.
  • 8vo
  • cloth, gold-stamped design on side
  • 122 pages

Price: $30.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 140135

First edition designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at The Riverside Press (Haas 41). Spine faded, boards lightly spotted and dusty. Else a fine copy. Ruled border on title-page. The typography is by the notable American book designer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), who "was appreciated in his lifetime. In addition to several honorary degrees, in 1948 he was awarded a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for distinction in the graphic arts. Over decades of accomplishment in which he designed approximately 500 books... Rogers literally defined the profession of book designing in the United States" (ANB). Francis Meynell stated that Rogers was."the greatest artificer of the book who ever lived"