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 quarter brown leather over gray linen boards, photo portrait of Mora mounted on upper board, backstrip lettered in gilt, with a paper portfolio slipcase containing two folded posters. As new.
§ Copy number 12 of the de luxe edition, comprising 50 copies quarter bound in leather, numbered 1-50, signed by Peter Hiller, Gail Jones, and Norman Clayton, with a portfolio containing two cartes: "Evolution of the Cowboy" (1933) and "The State of California" (1945). 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 #122993