“IT REMAINS A MYSTERY TO ME THAT ANYONE SHOULD EVER READ A MAGAZINE” (MENCKEN): DORIS ULMANN’S 1925 PORTRAIT GALLERY OF AMERICAN EDITORS, WITH 43 LOVELY PHOTOGRAVURES
ULMANN, Doris. A Portrait Gallery of American Editors. New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1925. Folio, original half beige buckram, top edge gilt, uncut. $750.
First edition of this collection of 43 lovely portraits by renowned photographer Doris Ulmann of the editors of American magazines and literary journals, printed in lush photogravure, and with an essay by each editor. Number 165 of only 375 copies produced.
With vibrant essays presenting each editor’s candid reflections on the profession. Contributors include Louis Evan Shipman of Life; Henry Seidel Canby of The Saturday Review; Edna Woolman Chase of Vogue; George Horace Lorimer of the Saturday Evening Post; Henry Louis Mencken of The American Mercury; Carl Van Doren of The Century; and the editors of many other prestigious magazines and journals such as Scribner’s, The New Republic, The Nation, Vanity Fair, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Harper’s, Town and Country, Country Life, Time, Hearst’s International, The Red Book Magazine, and The Atlantic Monthly. Without very scarce and fragile original glassine and cardboard box, as usual.
Two minor bumps to front cover. Interior fine, photographs lovely. A near-fine copy.