Cleland, Thomas Maitland; Hamill, Alfred E. The Decorative Work of T.M. Cleland: A Record and Review. New York: The Pynson Printers, 1929. "The printing of twelve hundred copies of this book, began in the year nineteen twenty-three, was completed by Pynson Printers in their shop at New York in the month of July, nineteen twenty-nine. The type composition was done under the supervision of William Maurice Ling and the presswork by Gabriel Lambert." This is #807. Includes a biographical and critical introduction by Alfred E. Hamill, and a portrait lithograph by Rockwell Kent. 99pp. of plates in color and monochrome, along with a 20" x 25 1/2" color fold-out brochure sample for Strathmore paper tipped-in. Some light fading to cloth and edgewear.
Inscribed by Connecticut painter, art historian, and collector, Nelson C. White (1900-1989), to Llewelyn (Louie) Howland (1937-2019), longtime editor at Little, Brown in Boston, and later, founder of the bookstore Howland and Company. Howland has added two letters from Cleland--written in his beautiful calligraphic hand--to the book, appropriately placed within Cleland's borders on two separate plates.