formerly Shakespeare and Company Books, now VIcarious Experience

The Renaissance of an Ancient Art by L. Stanley Grohs presented to Edward Everett Horton

The Renaissance of an Ancient Art by L. Stanley Grohs. S.& G.Gump Company. 1930. 21 pages text + 10 halftone photographs of hand wrought silver and pewter by California silversmith Porter George Blanchard (1886-1973), with notes on the designer. No. 1217 of 1250 copies. This copy presented to Edward Everett Horton, the actor best know "as the venerable narrator of Fractured Fairy Tales on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (1959–61), an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959, to June 27, 1964." - Wikipedia. The signature in the presentation appears to match Horton's handwriting. Hard cover with no dust jacket or slip case. Cover has smudges and staining. Wear to cover tips is somewhat heavy. Two small light spots of foxing(?) inside the frontcover. Partially erased bookseller's markings on the first blank page. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. FF28a