SPIRAL PRESS. BLUMENTHAL, Joseph. EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. ~ Nature.
No. 9 of only 100 copies. Set in Emerson type and printed on Maidstone handmade English paper at the Spiral Press. Pp. 28. 8vo., original brown buckram by Robert Franck, red morocco title label lettered in gilt to spine, fore and lower edges uncut, housed in original brown cloth and card slipcase. Slight rubbing to spine label and extremities of slipcase, spine mildly darkened, otherwise a good copy.
With the book labels of Albert Parsons Sachs and Harold Corbin, and the tipped-in bookplate of Robert Sutter.
Inscribed on the colophon by Blumenthal twice, once ‘for Bob Sutter, December 1949, from Joseph Blumenthal’ in ink and once, ‘for Harold’, with details of the printing of this edition: ‘this book gave Emerson type its name – the title and initial letter I designed – the book and slip were done by hand by Peter Franck. The paper is “Maidstone” handmade in England. The sheets were hung to dry in our attic by Ann (my wife) at Croton Falls – inscribed with great pleasure, Joseph Blumenthal’.