Present Tense : An American Editor's Odyssey

Author Signed To Art Provocateur Harry Abrams

Year 1967
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 679
Binding Hardcover
Condition Fine
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McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967. Large thick 8vo, cloth backed cloth covered boards in DJ; xviii, ‘Credo,’ FIRST EDITION, first printing. Inscribed to the iconic art and book publisher Harry N. Abrams, “For Harry, / who, more than any man / I know, has brought the / world of art and the / world of books together— / and both are in his debt. / Affectionately,” and signed by Norman Cousins (simply as “Norman”), and dated “Dec. 1967.” Abrams was instrumental in the dissemination of art through the publishing of high quality, affordable editions of artist monographs, collections of art, and surveys of artistic periods, styles and movements. His publishing firm, Abrams, still operates today as a subsidiary of the French publisher La Martinière Groupe and currently publishes several quality art book imprints and distributes publications for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Gallery, The Royal Academy, Vendome Press, Booth Clibborn Editions, Other Criteria, and 5 Continents. Indeed, as Cousins’s inscription indicates, Harry N. Abrams’s importance to the worlds of books and art cannot be overestimated. Excellent condition throughout in near excellent condition dust jacket, not price clipped "$7.95" with a neat, unobtrusive vertical crease to the front flap. A lovely signed copy with a scarce and important association. 679 pages including comprehensive index.