Morgan Library, 1958, Hardcover (in Slipcase), Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
MARIANNE MOORE and DAVID WALLACE. Letters From and to the Ford Motor Company, New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1938. Thin quarto, edition of 550 copies, unpaginated, gray paper-covered boards quarter-bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front, Leonard Baskin engraving, slipcased. Features an articulate and bizarre exchange of letters between Moore and Wallace (a Ford marketeer) regarding the naming of a car that eventually was called the Edsel, one of the biggest failures in automotive history. It is hard to understand what Baskin's botanical image has to do with any of this, unless you read the letters. Condition of this book: Fine in fine slipcase. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Automobiles & Vehicles; United States; 1950s; Business, Finance & Marketing. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54290.