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    [Bernhardt Wall, artist]. Francis J. Weber. Following Bernhardt Wall. Austin: The Book Club of Texas, 1994. First edition, one of 195 limited edition copies (copy number 2) signed by Weber on the limitation page. Large octavo. [84] pages. With photographic frontispiece of Wall, nine tipped-in or pasted-in etched samples or reproductions of his work (including a signed etching affixed to page 1), and five beautiful photogravure reproductions of Wall's etchings. Publisher's dark gray cloth over fine light gray paper boards with paper title label affixed to the upper cover. In the original paper dust jacket with paper title label affixed to the spine. Fine. Housed in the original issue matching slipcase. This special copy is extra-illustrated with thirty fine proof etchings, ten of which are hand-signed. All are laid-in, and include a fine variety of Wall's work. Also included are over 170 proof etchings, thirty-two of which are hand-signed, and ten original drawings. All are enclosed in clear plastic protector pages and housed in a folding box binder. Among these are original drawings of a young Albert Einstein, several of Calvin Coolidge in the White House, and drawings of General Pershing, Saul Untermeyer and Sol Bloom. Included with the etchings are consecutive proofs, showing the development of a portrait, trial color inks, and proofs from some of his famous books, including: Following Sam Houston (twenty-six proofs), Stephen F. Austin (five proofs), Washington Irving (seven proofs), Thomas Jefferson (eight proofs), and Lafayette (three proofs). Overall, a very fine, in-depth historical record of Bernhardt Wall's artistic achievement.

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