One Of A Kind Author Inscription
Macdonald, 1966. Signed First Edition. 9 x 11 ½ inches. Very good condition throughout. Gray cloth over boards, gilt lettering on spine; with b/w illustrations (photos, sketches, etc.) throughout. Inscribed by Moore and James on the ffep, thusly: "For Walter Parrish [editor], with best wishes from Henry Moore, September 1966" – then below - "And with many thanks for all the care in the production, from Philip James." Very rare association signed edition. Upper board flaring slightly at corners, else fine. Dust jacket lightly rubbed; creased along edges. In protective mylar cover. More than 100 illustrations, some color plates. A collection of the sculptor's writings and spoken words. "Now for the first time his writings and sayings have been collected and edited. They afford a fascinating picture of the artist at work and an insight into the mind of a genius. The numerous illustrations, many of them photographs taken by Henry Moore himself, show not only his own sculpture and drawings but relate them to the work of many artists of other periods about whom Moore has spoken and written. The editor of this book is Philip James, who was Keeper of the library at the Victoria and Albert Museum before World War II and who became in 1941, after war service, the first Art Director of C.E.M.A. and the Arts Council of Great Britain, a post which he held until 1958. Mr. James was a noted lecturer on Henry Moore throughout the world, and was one of the organisers of the Gulbenkian exhibition held at the Tate Gallery in 1964." Offered here is truly a one of a kind signed edition without peer – an heirloom. 293 pages.