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Lewis, Oscar; Grabhorn, Robert; Anderson, Sherwood; Duff, Annis
Valenti Angelo, Author, Illustrator, Printer
The Book Club of California [printed by Andrew Hoyem, 1976. Angelo, Valenti. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 400 copies, folio size, 99 pp., signed by Valenti Angelo, with prospectus and related ephemera, in custom box. Fine. Valenti Angelo (1897-1982) was a highly-regarded designer, illuminator, and decorator of books over a career that spanned decades, doing much of his early work for the Grabhorn Press and the Book Club of California; he also printed his own books in extremely limited editions under the imprints of "The Golden Cross Press" and "The Press of Valenti Angelo". This publication of The Book Club of California celebrates Angelo's fiftieth anniversary as a printer, and is a detailed collection of his work up to 1975. Many of the facsimiles in the book are printed in colour and some are even hand-coloured by Angelo himself; he contributed greatly to the design of this book. The volume has essays about Angelo's work and his skill as a printer and designer, written by celebrated novelist Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941), writer Annis Duff, and Robert Grabhorn, of the Grabhorn Press. This particular copy has several pieces of related ephemera laid in, including two different cards regarding Angelo's work and the publication of this book, one with hand-colouring, and two Christmas cards addressed to a prior owner, one from Andrew Hoyem, Printer, and one from Valenti Angelo. The book is housed in a custom clamshell box. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter red cloth with orange boards, blue decorations by Valenti Angelo running vertically on the front and rear boards, orange pape … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books (laurellebks) [Walnut Creek, California, United States]
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