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The Sierra Nevada Suite. Thirty-One Wood Engravings.. by  Richard Wagener - Hardcover - One of 308 copies. Signed by the artist. This is a companion vol - 2013 - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 17115)

The Sierra Nevada Suite. Thirty-One Wood Engravings..

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The Sierra Nevada Suite. Thirty-One Wood Engravings..

by Wagener, Richard

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San Francisco: Book Club of California 2013 One of 308 copies. Signed by the artist. This is a companion volume to Wagener's California in Relief, which was published by the Book Club of California in 2009 and went out of print immediately. Bound by John DeMerrit Bookbinding in black linen over green laid paper boards, with woodcut illustration on front over. Printed paper spine label. . Narrow folio (7 in. x 12 in.). With a [4] pp. introduction by Peter Rutledge Koch. Tilte-page printed in black and red, with wood-engraved vignette, thirty full-page wood-engravings by Wagener, two folding. Printed in Dante type, designed by Giovanni Mardersteig. The text was cast at the letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler and printed by Max Koch on Zerkel Buttenpapier. A fine copy in matching black linen and green board slipcase. "Keep close to nature's heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean," (John Muir). "John Muir reminds us that a life lived without great rocky outcrops and ageless tress as a part of one's native landscape would be a life deprived of one of the greatest resources of the sublime…In the Sierra Nevada there live trees as old as Sumerian phonographic script and Egypt's Bronze Age Middle Kingdom – there for you to lean against and smell…alive…sap oozing from the cores of the oldest living friends we have. Richard Wagener's engravings capture an essential quality of that friendship—nearness and an austere clarity," (from Koch's introduction).

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book dealer
Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
17115
Title
The Sierra Nevada Suite. Thirty-One Wood Engravings..
Author
Wagener, Richard
Format/binding
Bound by John DeMerrit Bookbinding in black linen over green laid paper boards, with woodcut illustration on front over. Printed
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
One of 308 copies. Signed by the artist. This is a companion vol
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Book Club of California
Place of Publication
San Francisco:
Date Published
2013
Size
Narrow folio (7 in. x 12 in.)
Size
Narrow folio (7 in. x 12 in.)

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Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg

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