New York: WM. E. Rudge's Sons, 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. 71 pp. 4to. Black cloth boards with silver titling to cover and spine. No dust jacket, as issued. Interior pages have light age toning from age. Housed in original black cloth covered slipcase. [Purcell 14]. Fine.
An amazing treatise, with numerous examples of how Merle Armitage designed a book, including 11 ideas and suggestions that grace the front pastedown. Armitage's designs, at times, were ground breaking in book design and this volumes lets one into the creative process as he practiced it for decades. Produced in an edition of 5,000 copies, 2,000 were bound in wraps, this is one of the 3,000 hardcover copies with a slipcase.