New York / Boston: Anderson Galleries / Merrymount Press, 1921. Limited Edition. Paper-Covered Boards. One of 125 copies printed on heavy cream (handmade?) paper by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press. Demy 8vo (221 x 160mm): 14,pp, with color title-page vignette, full-page wood engraving in black and two colors signed by Ruzicka in a tiny hand below the plate (“An East River Night; In Memoriam F.R.S.”), and two smaller vignettes printed in black. Original peach paper-covered boards, upper cover lettered in black. Light soiling to boards, contents clean, a handsome copy of this scarce exhibition catalog. Near Fine+. Item #BB2315
The catalog lists 68 titled works, comprising 41 wood engravings, six etchings (one marked "Aquatint"), and 21 drawings and watercolors. Ruzicka was an American graphic designer, born in Bohemia, whose work featured prominently in publications of Daniel Berkeley Updike's Merrymount Press. This exhibition was organized by Walter Monroe Grant and Mollie Higgins Smith at The Anderson Galleries, Park Avenue and 59th Street, New York. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).