Lot 649 of 725:
Keepsakes from Torch Press  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Eight volumes printed at the Torch Press, each with the bookplate of Jean Hersholt, many inscribed by writer/librarian J. Christian Bay

Author:

Place:
Cedar Rapids, IA

Publisher:
Torch Press

Date:
Various dates

Description:

Includes:

  • Bay, J. Christian. The Leigh Hunt Collection of Luther Albertus Brewer. 1 of 275 copies. Wrappers. 1933.
  • Debrenowsky, Tydor. The Koh-I-Noor of Books: An Essay in Bibliosophical Eristics. Card signed by J. Christian Bay laid in. 1 of 400 copies. 1938.
  • Bay, J. Christian. A Tennyson-Browning Association Book. Inscribed & signed by Bay. 1940.
  • Boutell, Henry Sherman. A Deserted Village. Introduction by J. Christian Bay. 1 of 400 copies. 1943.
  • Bay, J. Christian, editor. Where Did You Get That Hat? A Symposium. 1 of 400 copies. 1945.
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel. A Virtuoso's Collection. Introduction by J. Christian Bay. Inscribed & signed by Bay.  1 of 400 copies. 1949.
  • Bay, J. Christian. The Bookman is a Hummingbird: Book Collecting in the Middle West... Inscribed & signed by Bay. 1 of 400 copies. 1952.
  • God Speede the Plough (1601) Facsimile Reprint. Introduction by J. Christian Bay. Card inscribed by Bay laid in. 1 of 400 copies. 1953.

Together, 8 volumes, last 7 in boards, 6 of which are cloth-backed, with glassine dust wrappers.

Christmas keepsakes privately printed for friends of the Torch Press. Each with the bookplate of the Danish-born actor and inveterate book collector Jean Hersholt.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
A little wear to glassine dust wrappers; volumes fine or nearly so.


 
Item number:
247018
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