Item #1558 Seven Limited Editions for 1927, The Nonesuch Press. Rockwell Kent, Random House.
Seven Limited Editions for 1927, The Nonesuch Press
Seven Limited Editions for 1927, The Nonesuch Press
Seven Limited Editions for 1927, The Nonesuch Press
First Commercial Use of the Iconic Random House Logo Designed by Rockwell Kent

Seven Limited Editions for 1927, The Nonesuch Press

New York: Random House, Inc., 1927. Logo by Rockwell Kent. Stitched wrappers. Twenty-fourmo. [4 leaves]. Near fine, with an old paper clip impression (not stained) to fore edge and a couple of faint spots of browning to front cover.

Rare "Announcement Number One" promoting seven fine limited editions planned for 1927 by The Nonesuch Press and to be distributed in the US by the fledgling Random House, Inc. This was the first commercial use of the now iconic Random House logo, designed by Rockwell Kent.

The Nonesuch books offered here include the famous Botticelli-illustrated "Divine Comedy," Melville's "Benito Cereno," and Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress," among others. The original unused order form is present in this prospectus.

Ref. Cerf. At Random, pp. 65-66.


Item #1558

Price: $750