2010, Los Angeles, 421p. clothbound with dust jacket. 26 x 18.5cm
1,000 copies limited edition.
[20 copies in deluxe leather bound edition and 5 copies in ultra-deluxe edition of hand-painted on the fore-edge by selected artists]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jeff Weber grew up on Stanford University campus, attended UCLA (BA in Middle Eastern History) and Indiana University (Masters of Library Science). He worked with Jake Zeitlin at Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers, Los Angeles (1978-1987), and started Jeff WeberRare Books in 1987, specializing in the history of science & medicine, and the history of the book & printing. Weber is recognized as the foremost authority on the history of fore-edge paintings as a result of collecting, study, lectures and articles. In 2006 he issued a monograph on the fore-edge paintings of English book collector, poet and artist John T. Beer, the first man known to regularly sign his fore-edge paintings.
This book became the first complete study of a fore-edge artist, includes a catalogue raisonne, and traces the movement of every book Beer painted, placing many in private & public collections. Weber's personal interests include tennis, cooking, movies and travel.
Two works by his grandfather:
1) A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Painting. in 1949 文生書院在庫品 ￥36,000 〔税別〕
2) Fore-Edge Painting. A historical Survey of a Curious Art in Book Decoration.in 1966 文生書院在庫品 ￥34,000 〔税別〕
水彩、手彩色、モロッコ革装。小口絵はClare Lamplugh Brooksbankの『Sacrifice to Neptune』の一景、原画はGeorge Woollisroft Rhead の作品。
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