23 original drawings, mostly signed ("Valenti Angelo"), for Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES. Valenti Angelo.
23 original drawings, mostly signed ("Valenti Angelo"), for Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES

23 original drawings, mostly signed ("Valenti Angelo"), for Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES.

[published New York: Limited Editions Club, printed by Edmund Thompson at Hawthorn House in Windham, Conn, 1935].

Grease pencil on board, each with a set of color separation transparencies. Each 5 x 7. Each drawing contained in a small separate folder with its transparencies, with printer's notes for placement of the illustrations, color, etc. Folder for illustration number 1 bears the printer's ticket "Hawthorne House" and is docketed in pencil by Angelo, "Return to Valenti Angelo | 68 Cassilis Ave. | Bronxville, N.Y. Condition is generally very good to fine. Item #100326

The complete set of Angelo's fine, oval miniature drawings for the fine LEC edition Hawthorne's classic, comprising his original illustrations for the cover, the title page, and the 21 chapter headpieces. Quite as remarkable is the survival of the separations used by the printer to transform Angelo's black-and-white drawings into the somber, subdued color images for the book, providing the complete story of these illustrations from design to production.

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