Jane Apostol (1922-2016).
Title Will Bradley: Including Some Examples of His Later Work.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Jacket Condition None Issued.
Edition First Edition
Publisher Pasadena, CA: Vance Gerry / The Weather Bird Press, 1976
Illustrator Will Bradley.
Seller ID HUG1017-501
LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies printed 8 pages up on a large hand-cylinder press. Pamphlet. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches. [iv], (12) pp. Will Bradley leaf fleuron on the title page in red, Bradley illustrations in the text in black and red inks, drawing of initial letters in the Craftsman style, drawing for headbands from a photostat, drawing for panel designs all provided by Grant Dahlstrom; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, green-end papers, stitched; binding square and tight. Housed in a red-cloth clam-shell box with a black leather spine label titled in gilt. Greg Campbell's copy, proprietor of Campbell-Logan Bindery. Fine. Grant Dahlstrom had been close to Will Bradley during Bradley's last years and provided much of the illustrative material in this pamphlet, while Apostol provided the text. William Henry Bradley (1868-1962) was an American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist. Nicknamed the "Dean of American Designers" by the Saturday Evening Post, he was the highest paid American artist of the early twentieth century, and designed many type faces. In later life, Bradley worked as a consultant for the American Type Founders and worked for William Randolph Hearst's film division, eventually founding his own film production company. Bradley was tied into the circle of Los Angeles-area fine printers, including Ward Ritchie and Grant Dahlstrom in the late 1940s and 1950s; this relationship providing the context and incentive for these remarks by Apostol with Dahlstrom's illustrative material about Bradley's work. REFERENCE: Twenty-five years of the Weather Bird Press, No. 26.
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