- New York: William E. Rudge's Sons, 1943.
- original cloth-backed pattern paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, glassine wrapper, slipcase, inserted in cardboard mailer.
- (ii), ix, 187 pages.
Price: $750.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 28113
First edition, one of the 199 numbered copies signed by Rogers constituting the large-paper edition. The large-paper copy is in a different binding than the trade edition and contains four decorations in color, all executed by Rogers. It also features one of Rogers' printer's marks engraved and printed by Allen Lewis, a frontispiece portrait and numerious illustrations. A beautifully produced book with many examples of typography in different colors, this volume is a study in book design and printing by one of the best American designers of the 20th century. Publisher's slip tipped-in. Also present is the four-page prospectus to this book which encloses a four-page facsimile from the book; the well printed "A Luncheon to Mr. Bruce Rogers," a pamphlet from an event staged to honor him and his fellow craftsmen for producing this book; a four-page brochure issued by Hurlbut Paper Company touting the fact that they made the paper for this book; and an A.N.s. by Rogers dated 1947. Beautifully preserved copy of an important book.