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Natural History

1960
Illustrated by Walter Stein (American, 1924–1998), Author Jules Renard (French, 1864–1910), Editor Philip Hofer (American, 1898–1984), Publisher Harvard College Library, Printer Meriden Gravure Company, Typesetting by The Stinehour Press (American, 1952–2008)


Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 292

Dimensions

Overall: 22.3 x 27.3 x 1.4 cm (8 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.569

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 lithographs and 15 offset lithographs

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Cambridge: Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1960) 22.3 cm; [31 ff.]; publisher’s original half gilt-stamped black calf, printed dark green paper boards (black and dark green paper slipcase).


Cambridge: Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1960

Inscription

Pen and blue ink on colophon page "not for sale! For Eleanor A. Sayre / Philip Hofer / her ally!"

Signed

Pen and blue ink on colophon page "Walter Stein"

Provenance

Philip Hofer [the publisher]; by 1984, given by Philip Hofer to Eleanor A. Sayre; 1986; gift of Eleanor A. Sayre to the MFA. (Accession date: October 22, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor A. Sayre