Signed Limited Edition With Important Presentation
WESTON, Edward. ARMITAGE, Merle. Art of Edward Weston. By Merle Armitage. Foreword by Charles Sheeler. Appreciation by Lincoln Steffens. Prophecy by Arthur Millier. Estimate by Jean Charlot. A Statement by Edward Weston. New York: E. Weyhe , 1932.
First edition. Limited to 550 copies, signed by Weston, this being number 5. Presentation copy, additionally, inscribed by Weston to Cedric Gibbons (creator of the Oscar statuette and also a recipient 11 times for Best Set Design) on verso of title in black ink. Inscription reads "To Mr. Cedric gibbons/ Appreciating his interest/ Edward Weston."

Small folio (13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches; 342 x 260 mm). [12], 12, [2], [39 plates], [1, biography], [1, colophon], [4, blank] pp. With thirty-nine black & white plates. Each plate with a facing description page (verso of previous plate). With frontispiece portrait by Brett Weston (Edward's son). With 39 black & white plates. Original quarter white over black boards. Spine sunned with one small bump, extremities a bit rubbed. Slight foxing to first and last few pages. Small blindstamp on half title "Property of Cedric Gibbons." Overall, a very good copy with a nice presentation inscription.

Cedric Gibbons (1893-1960) was an Irish American Art Director and Set Designer, working for MGM Grand for over 32 years. He is credited for designing the Oscar Statuette as well as winning it 11 times and being nominated 37 times for Best Set Design. He worked on over 150 films including The Wizard of Oz (1939), Marie Antoinette (1938) and Singing In the Rain (1952). He is also one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

HBS # 67566 $3,000