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Auction archive: Lot number 24

A further tribute to Charles Evans

Estimate
US$5,000 - US$8,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 24

A further tribute to Charles Evans

Estimate
US$5,000 - US$8,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

A further tribute to Charles Evans Reese Co., 2008 EVANS, Charles (1850-1935). American Bibliography Volume Two: 1730-1750. Illustrated with Forty-two Original Leaves with an Introduction by William S. Reese. New Haven: William Reese Company, 2008. Continuing the celebration of the life and work of Charles Evans Drawing inspiration from the limited, extra-illustrated edition of the first volume of Charles Evans's American Bibliography (see preceding lot), in 2008 William Reese completed the sequel. In his introduction, Reese notes it was "an extension of the earlier project both in chronology and in spirit." In this case, rather than mining the back storeroom of Goodspeed, as Michael Walsh had done in 1943, the leaves present in this volume were supplied from the collection of Michael Zinman. According to Reese, it had a common goal with its predecessor: "It seeks to amuse by creating an interesting volume for collectors and scholars. It hopes to instruct by showing a broad range of printing specimens from the American press at a formative point in its development. Finally, it pays tribute to the men and women who have worked over the last century, from Evans' first corset box of file cards to the latest NAIP entry, to create the fabric of American imprints bibliography" (introduction). The editor's personal copy. Just as the compliers of the 1943 edition reserved copies for their own use, Reese added a pocket to the rear pastedown that includes a series of additional leaves, each attached to a short bibliographical entry and the corresponding Evans number. Quarto (276 x 125mm). Original quarter morocco, all edges gilt; slipcase.

Auction archive: Lot number 24
Auction:
Datum:
25 May 2022
Auction house:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
Beschreibung:

A further tribute to Charles Evans Reese Co., 2008 EVANS, Charles (1850-1935). American Bibliography Volume Two: 1730-1750. Illustrated with Forty-two Original Leaves with an Introduction by William S. Reese. New Haven: William Reese Company, 2008. Continuing the celebration of the life and work of Charles Evans Drawing inspiration from the limited, extra-illustrated edition of the first volume of Charles Evans's American Bibliography (see preceding lot), in 2008 William Reese completed the sequel. In his introduction, Reese notes it was "an extension of the earlier project both in chronology and in spirit." In this case, rather than mining the back storeroom of Goodspeed, as Michael Walsh had done in 1943, the leaves present in this volume were supplied from the collection of Michael Zinman. According to Reese, it had a common goal with its predecessor: "It seeks to amuse by creating an interesting volume for collectors and scholars. It hopes to instruct by showing a broad range of printing specimens from the American press at a formative point in its development. Finally, it pays tribute to the men and women who have worked over the last century, from Evans' first corset box of file cards to the latest NAIP entry, to create the fabric of American imprints bibliography" (introduction). The editor's personal copy. Just as the compliers of the 1943 edition reserved copies for their own use, Reese added a pocket to the rear pastedown that includes a series of additional leaves, each attached to a short bibliographical entry and the corresponding Evans number. Quarto (276 x 125mm). Original quarter morocco, all edges gilt; slipcase.

Auction archive: Lot number 24
Auction:
Datum:
25 May 2022
Auction house:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
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