How We Got This Way
Seattle: Dogwood Press, 1935. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 4to. Pp. 88, plus a one-page ad. A breezy, vernacular take on the founding of America and the push westward, published as a promotional piece for the New World Life Insurance Company. Decorated paper-covered boards with a relief title label on metallic paper. Number 25 of an edition limited to 528 copies. A superb copy with no detracting qualities whatsoever. Fine. Item #685
Very much a Frank McCaffrey production. McCaffrey's book design is usually marked by either a lingering, perhaps outdated, element of Victoriana, using colored paper and floral effect to a nostalgic fault, or an enthusiastic, and often accomplished, embrace of art deco design, as seen in this title.