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    Robert H. Davis. Man Makes His Own Mask. New York: Huntington Press, 1932.

    Edition limited to 160 handbound copies, this copy being number 11; printed by the Meriden Gravure Company. Large quarto. 236 pages. 118 photographic portraits.

    Full brown morocco leather with gilt-stamped spine and five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Pages unopened. Leather rubbed on bands. Battered green slipcase. Very good.

    A collection of brief biographies of early twentieth century personalities, accompanied by Davis' stunning portraits. Inscribed to political operative Emil Hurja by the author on the title page. Several portraits are signed by the subjects under their portraits: Robert Davis, Elmer Davis, Benjamin De Casseres, Dr. George Winthrop Fish, Casey Jones, Count Felix Von Luckner, and Lowell Thomas. Also, signed by book designer Paul Johnston on the limitation page.

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