12mo, flexible parchment, design in gilt, (lightly sunned) slipcase. Title-page vignette in gilt. One of 300 copies. A near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Mr. Whistler’s Ten O’Clock. Being a talk ...
Publisher: SF: The Black Vine Press, 1940.
Book Description The Black Vine Press, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 1940. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 5 3/4" X 9" Art VERY GOOD / No DUST JACKET as Issued. In Slipcase. Former Library Book. 27 pp.Text clean and unmarked except for usual library treatments. Pages slightly toned. White paper over soft card wraps decorated and lettered in gilt at front, yellowed, but otherwise no wear. Light green slipcase decorated in gilt at front, sunned and faded, cover starting to split at top of spine, but holding. Bookseller Inventory # 022386
Book Description The Black Vine Press, San Francisco., 1940. First edition. Octavo. pp [iv], 27. One of 300 copies. Limp gilt decorated parchment covers.Spine splitting at rear joint. Very good in slipcase fading at edges. Bookseller Inventory # WHISTLER008932
Book Description The Black Vine Press, San Francisco. Wrappers. Book Condition: Fine. First Thus. With the book plates of W.R. Voris and Robert L. Voris. In a Very Good slip case. Bookseller Inventory # 002566
Book Description The Black Vine Press, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition, thus.. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies printed at the Black Vine Press in San Francisco by Harold Seeger, Lawton Kennedy and Albert Sperisen. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. [ii], 27,  pp. Title-page vignette in gilt, large gilt initial, with gilt section markers, woodcut printer's device on the colophon; text clean, un-marked. Bound in parchment over flexible boards, stamped in gilt on the front cover, slip case; binding square and tight, some toning to the extremities of the slip case as is typical. Fine in Very Good slip case. James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an American-born painter and graphic artist, active mainly in England. He is best-known for his painting, "Whistler's Mother." Whistler's Ten O'Clock Lecture announced his aesthetic theories. "The design on the cover illustrated what we believe to be the original mark of Whistler, the monogram JMW." From the colophon. The Black Vine Press was formed in 1939 between Harold Seeger, Albert Sperisen, and Lawton Kennedy; Kennedy withdrew in the early 1940s to form his own printing business. The aim of the Press was to print and publish books to the very best of its partners' combined a abilities. "The first book actually to bear the Black Vine Press imprint was Mr. Whistler's Ten O'Clock, designed by Seeger and Sperisen and printed by Lawton Kennedy with a gold stamped title and paragraph bugs throughout. It was selected as one of the Fifty Books of 1941 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts." Ward Ritchie, "The Black Vine Press," in California Librarian, Vol. 24, 1963, insert after page 40. Bookseller Inventory # GG217-052