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by Loomis, Andrew

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  • Signed
  • first
Very good minus.
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n.p.: n.p., 1941. Very good minus.. Original ad-hoc mockup for a never-published children's book by US illustrator Andrew Loomis. Loomis was an illustrator, commercial artist, and author best known for his instructional books. This copy is a working manuscript created by the artist from scratch, featuring boards "bound" at the spine by the artist with tape and other handmade elements of a typical printed book: a hand-lettered cover title and penciled-in title page, large pencil drawings with hand-drawn borders and tipped-in captions, and a final farewell leaf with a large signature by Loomis. A look at the origins of a picture book that never reached the public. 12'' x 9''. Original paper boards attached at spine with tape by author, front board lettered and lined by hand. Penciled title page, followed by sheets of pencil drawings (generally 3/4 of each sheet) with tipped-in slips of typewritten text. Plate titles in ink at top margins. Some additional pencil notes and corrections. [4], 32, [2] pages. Signed by Loomis on final leaf. Soiling to covers, original tape spine chipping and beginning to perish, loosening parts of interior text block.


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Loomis, Andrew
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Used - Very good minus.
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20th century,American,Picture Book,Original Artwork

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Text Block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book....
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...

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