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The Grolier Club Collects: Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper from the Collections of Grolier Club Members.

ROTHKOPF, Carol, ed.

Published by New York, The Grolier Club, 2002., 2002
From Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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Folio (33.1 x 23.5 cm.), publisher's gilt-stamped tan cloth. Profusely and very nicely illustrated, some illustrations in color. As new. xi, 177, (1) pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Exhibited December 2002-February 2003, these 130 books, manuscripts, and works on paper from the collections of Grolier Club members encompass the fields of Americana, history, travel, literature, association copies, fine printing, bindings, illustration, photography, bibliography, music, science, medicine, children?s literature, and the fine arts. These wonderful objects, notable for their beauty, provenance, or significance, include the corrected proofs of Oscar Wilde?s The Ballad of Reading Gaol; the first printing of the Hippocratic Oath; an early map of New York drawn by Jay Gould; a diary kept by George Washington; manuscripts and letters by John Jay, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, and Giacomo Puccini; a Tiffany binding; artists? books; and prints and drawings by Dürer, Piranesi, Redon, Matisse, Ernest H. Shepard, Al Capp, and Edward Gorey. The items - all illustrated - were chosen not so much for their splendor as for the stories their owners tell about them: how they were acquired, who or what influenced the acquisition, how they fit into an overall collecting scheme. A thoughtful introduction by co-curators T. Peter Kraus and Eric Holzenberg comments on the nature and history of book collecting and its role in American intellectual and cultural history. Splendidly designed by Jerry Kelly, and nicely printed by Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega.***. Bookseller Inventory # 39244

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Title: The Grolier Club Collects: Books, ...

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club, 2002.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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