los Angeles, CA: Dalzell Hatfield, 1946. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 53 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has toning from age, front hinge splitting 2/3 of the way down the spine, small chips at edges, now in mylar cover. Red boards with black titling to cove that matches dust jacket. Spine cloth split along front hinge, binding still tight. Toning to edges of interior pages due to time and quality of paper. [Purcell 58]. Good / good.
A classic Merle Armitage production on the artist, Russell Cowles (1887-1979). Produced in an edition of 1,000 copies, this is #252 and signed by both Cowles and Bear on the colophon. Also inscribed by Bear, "Howe/from/D. Bear" in pencil on the first first free endpaper.