([New York: Privately Printed, 1919]). 242 x 158 mm. (9 1/2 x 6 1/4"). 28 pp.
Very pretty full red levant by The French Binders (stamp-signed on front-turn in), covers with numerous closely spaced gilt rules, upper cover and spine with gilt lettering, raised bands, gilt ruled compartments, gilt ruled turn-ins. With frontispiece portrait of Lowman. A breath of wear to front joint and few negligible spots of chalky residue on covers (from binding process?), otherwise faultless.
This modest, privately printed memorial, celebrating the life of tuberculosis expert John Henry Lowman, has been given the royal treatment with a luxurious full levant binding. The French Binders consisted of Henri Hardy, Leon, Maillard, and Gaston Pilon, all, as one would expect, native Frenchmen brought to the states by Country Life Press just after the First World War. According to an early advertisement in Publisher's Weekly, the press opened the bindery "With the purpose of bringing together distinguished members of the craft to afford them opportunity to work under the most advantageous conditions . . . it is planned to add other experts of reputation at a later date." The French Binders worked out of Garden City, New York, as indicated by their signature on the front turn-in. (ST13599-17)
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