2019. The Book Club of California, 2019.
Large 4to (9 x 12.25 inches), 192 pp. Illustrated with color and black and white photographs. Publisher's brown boards with gray linen backstrip, photo portrait of Mora mounted on upper board, backstrip lettered in brown, slipcase. As new.
§ Copy number 68 of the regular edition, comprising 295 copies signed by Peter Hiller, Gail Jones, and Norman Clayton, numbered 51-325, with 12 copies hors de commerce lettered A-T.The first definitive biography of the artist Jo Mora (1876-1947), a gifted illustrator, painter, writer, cartographer, and sculptor of the American West. Written by Mora scholar Peter H. Hiller, the book interweaves fascinating biographical material with Mora’s personal letters, journal entries and other writings — many never before seen by the public — to provide an intimate portrait of an important yet often overlooked artist. Edited by Gail Jones and with an afterword by Gary Kurutz. The design and letterpress printing was by Norman Clayton of Classic Letterpress, offset printing by Global Interprint, Santa Rosa, it was hand bound by Klaus Rötzscher. Item #122990