Armitage, Merle. New York: E. Weyhe, 1944. Hardcover. Limited Edition. First Printing. 403 pp. 8vo. Bright red dust jacket with significant fading, small chips and tears, tape repairs on verso, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with dust jacket replicated in red on cover board and spine, slight scuffing. Red endpapers with Armitage's "MA" monogram printed on the front pastedown, "E W" on rear pastedown with a drawing compass assumed to be the symbol of E. Weyhe. Folded promotional flyer for the edition laid in. [Purcell 13]. Very Good / good.
A collection of autobiographical essays connecting Armitage to artists and celebrities of the time as well as some depth on his work as a designer. Printed in a limited edition of 1,675 copies, this copy is inscribed by Armitage on the dedication page in his bold, distinct blue ink, "To Gordon/That good collaborator!/from his friend/Merle/1955"