Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1932. 1st Edition. SIGNED / LIMITED, #603 / 695. PRESENTATION copy, INSCRIBED BY Wescott & his wife [nee Barbara Harrison] to Hugh & Therèse Ford. 239, [5 (blank)] pp. Index. Mostly unopened. The signs of the Zodiac by Pavel Tchelitchew [1898 - 1957]. 8vo. 9" x 6". Black fine-weave buckram binding with gilt stamping to spine. TEG. Bevelled edges. Glassine wrapper. Grey paper slipcase, with printed paper title lable. Nr Fine - Fine [faint tanning to eps, from wrapper]. Wrapper shows edge-chipping, Good only. Slipcase age-toned with modest wear, VG - VG+. Item #50975
Hugh Ford the author of such books as "Published in Paris." Wescott contributed a Foreword to Ford's "Four Lives in Paris."
"This, the tenth publication of Harrison of Paris, designed by Monroe Wheeler, has been printed in Haarlem, Holland, in September 1932, by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, under the supervision of J. van Krimpen. It is the first book to be printed in Mr. van Krimpen's twelve-point Romanée type. The edition consists of 6 copies on China paper for the author, A-F; 40 copies (of which 22 are for America) on Pannekoek white pure-rag paper, signed by the author and the illustrator, I-XL; 695 copies (of which 450 are for America), on especially made cream-coloured Pannekoek paper, 1-695; and 15 copies on Japan vellum not for sale and so marked."
"Monroe Wheeler, in 1930 partnering with Barbara Harrison Wescott, founded Harrison of Paris and specialized in limited-edition books, publishing in total 13 books, two of which by Glenway Wescott, Wheeler's longtime partner and Harrison's brother-in-law. Harrison of Paris moved to New York City in 1934, the same year it stopped production." [Wiki].