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London: The Studio Ltd., 1934. Hardcover. First Edition. 120 pp. 4to. Blue cloth boards with red embossed titling to cover and spine. Light wear to edges of boards, now in custom-fitted mylar dust jacket. Clean and crisp within. A review copy with review slip tipped onto first free endpaper.
A nice early survey of of Morris's work. Very Good.
Eugene, OR: Privately Published, n.d. Spiral Bound. 277 pp. 4to. Black plastic spiral bound volume with heavier paper cover. Numbers that appear to be phone numbers written lightly at head of front cover, very small tear at foot of cover. Slight age toning to pages, inscribed by the author in black ink on title page. Clean within. Very Good.
Paris: C. H. Moreau, 1925. Portfolio. First Edition. Unpag. Oblong Folio. 54 Plates. Title-page and contents page on one folded folio leaf and 54 numbered black & white plates. Housed in publisher’s portfolio of black cloth backstrip, decorative front board, plain rear board, original cloth ties. Light wear overall, occasional soiling to portfolio, plates toned and rubbed, with occasional thumbsoiling or foxing, bookseller’s ticket on front pastedown of portfolio. Text in French.
A stunning, complete work by René Herbst (1891-1982) that was one of the first to document the growing Art Moderne (later coined "Art Deco" that was building in Paris and New York between the wars. Focused on storefronts and some interiors, this shows how department and specialty shops were often the leading in.....
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1928. Hardcover. First Edition. 162 pp. 4to. Blue publisher's binding with gold embossed titling to spine and cover board. Bumping to edges, small loss near head of spine. Clean and crisp within.
A visully stunning collection of the best in International commercial graphic design for the year 1928: magazine design, travel posters, product advertisements, etc. Very Good.
New York: Whitney Publications, 1954. Hardcover. First Edition. 175 pp. Folio. Brown cloth boards with blind embossed logo on front cover, gold titling to spine has faded. Light foxing to first free endpapers front and rear, clean within.
George Nelson (1908-1986) was an industrial designer, best know for his modern furniture and work with the furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller. This book highlights what was modern and efficient in the early 1950s but would still look current if found in IKEA today. Very Good.