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LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this is number 57. This book contains Vance Gerry's first extensive use of pochoir in one of his books. Tall 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. [vi], (26) pp. Half-title, pochoir title-page vignette, 8 pochoir illustrations in the text (2 full-page); text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark burgundy cloth, dust-jacket preserved in archival mylar; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Vance Gerry and M. F. K. Fisher on the colophon. SCARCE. Fine. The Standing and the Waiting is M. F. K. Fisher's recollection of a trip to Europe in 1935 when she traveled with Dillwyn Parrish (1894-1941) and his mother to France aboard the luxury liner Hansa. There they visited Paris, Provence, Languedoc, the French Riviera, and Dijon. The text served as the centerpiece of her Serve it Forth, her first book, published in 1937. Accompanied by Vance Gerry's colorful, sensitive, and beautifully rendered pochoir illustrations. "Mrs. Fisher supported the project and signed the books in spite of her ailments." REFERENCE: Gerry: Twenty-five Years of the Weather Bird Press, No. 62.
Title: The Standing and the Waiting.
Categories: Weather Bird Press,
Edition: First Edition, thus.
Publisher: Fallbrook, CA:, The Weather Bird Press,: 1985
Book Condition: Collectible: Like New
Jacket Condition: Like New
Inscription: Signed by Author
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Seller ID: BRBS318-001
Keywords: Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, MFK Fisher, The Standing and the Waiting, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Weather Bird Press, Vance Gerry Pochoir