The Book Beautiful

By: Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (1840-922)

Price: $1,500.00

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First Edition, thus. LIMITED EDITION, this is copy number 6 of 85 copies, being 1 of 10 printed on vellum. This volume was prepared as a keepsake for the October 29th 1930 dinner honoring William Edwin Rudge and George W. Jones held at the Fairmont Hotel. 8vo. 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 14 pp. Beautifully printed on vellum, 1 initial letter in red; text clean, unmarked. Bound in full gilt-stamped vellum; binding square and tight, light soiling and tanning to the covers, rear paste-down coming up on the fore-edge. With the bookplate of Carl I. Wheat on the front paste-down. Very Good. T. J. Cobden-Sanderson's text regarding the elements that go into creating an ideal book was an inspiration to many American fine printers in the first half of the twentieth century. It received many treatments over the years, but few can rival this lovely setting printed on vellum. Samuel Farquhar's copy, Number 1, on vellum, is at the Clark Library in Los Angeles. PROVENANCE: Carl Irving Wheat (1892-1966) was a California lawyer and historian and a historical cartographer of the American West. Wheat was a member of San Francisco's Bohemian Club, The Roxburghe Club, and participated in the resurrection of E Clampus Vitus. It was Henry R. Wagner who introduced Wheat to California history. Wheat moved to Los Angeles in 1893; it was in Los Angeles that Wheat issued most of his work on California history and the cartography of the American West, including Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861, which appeared in 5 volumes between 1957 and 1963. REFERENCE: Olmsted and Magee, 40 Years, p. 4.

Title: The Book Beautiful

Author Name: Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (1840-922)

Categories: Fine Printing,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Printed by John J. Johnck, Lawton R Kennedy, Samuel T. Farquhar for the Roxburghe Club:

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: TB1018-001

Keywords: Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, The Book Beautiful, Carl I. Wheat, Vellum, Printed on Vellum