Item #14516 50-50: A Garland for Edna. Porter Garnett, compiler.

50-50: A Garland for Edna

[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Laboratory Press, September 14, 1930. One of fifty copies printed for the occasion of Porter Garnett’s wife’s birthday. The names of those who were to receive this book are printed on a terminal page, with the recipient for this particular book printed in red. This was Ruth Arens’ copy. Other recipients included Ellen and Wilder Bentley, Albert Bender, Dorothea and Maynard Dixon, Beulah and Robert Grabhorn, et al. Tipped in frontisportrait. Spine browned. A very good copy in publisher’s slipcase. Presentation copy, inscribed by Edna Foote Garnett: “Dear Ruth. The story of the spoof should be dedicated to you who made it possible. I dedicate a real affection. Eddie.” Also inscribed by Porter Garnett below: “You were more wonderful when you didn’t spill the beans than when you did. Porter. Pittsburgh. March 8, 1931.” “Twentieth century bookplate of librarian and bibliographer D. Steven Corey. Full cream-colored parchment paper, decoratively stamped in gilt, blind, and colors. 6 3/4 x 5 3/8." [72] pp. Item #14516

Porter Garnett (1871-1951) was an influential San Francisco writer and critic who later became a distinguished fine printer. He was proprietor of the Laboratory Press at Carnegie Mellon University. He discussed his ideas about typography in his book, The Ideal Book (Limited Editions Club, 1931).

Price: $250.00

See all items by ,