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Cosentino, Frank J., Dougherty, Bishop John J.

Published by LAKESIDE PRESS, CHICAGO, 1970
Condition: NF Hardcover
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Exqisite, high quality book with slip cover box in red faux leather, flat but sculpted white glazed porcelain horse SCULPTURE with "Boehm" in gold glued to the cover, box is accommodating the mini sculpture with an oval cut-out. Title in gold. 264 pages, 9 x 12", all edges are gilt, verso of covers is original marbled paper, endpapers illustrated with drawn wildlife in red on cream, many full color illustrations of Boehm's one-of-a-kind porcelain sculptures of animals, mainly of birds of America and exotic and flowers, that were given and received as gifts to and from head of states - Pres. Eisenhower to Queen Elisabeth, Nixon to Pope John, Lyndon Johnson, etc. accompanied with photographs and facsimilies of letters. This famous American (New Jersey) ceramic artist grew up in an orphanage and was self taught in this ancient art. The Vatican named one of its galleries after Boehm. Died of a heart attack at age 56, this book is to commemmorate him. 3500 edition, this copy is SIGNED by Helen Boehm, his widow and partner, also INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED on Dedication (Eisenhower) page by her with a note about a little girl whose favorite bird is the Baby Robin. Book and box in excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 003031

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Publication Date: 1970

Binding: HC

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: NF

Signed: Signed and Inscribed By WIFE O

Edition: First Edition LIMITED TO 3500, SIGNED

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