Fine Binding by Book Artist Sobota

    [Jan Sobota, book artist]. Halton Henderson. Artistry in the Single Action. Dallas: Chama Press, 1989.

    First edition. Limited to 450 copies, this copy unnumbered. Signed by designer David Holman. Quarto. x, 110 pages. Illustrated with photographs by Charles DeBus. Edited by Bill Sloan. Foreword by J. Evetts Haley. Original publisher's prospectus laid in.

    Finely bound by master book artist Jan Sobota. Front board and spine in gray large grain leather. Rear board in polished black morocco. Front board features a striking Peacemaker-style revolver constructed with leather onlays, gold Texas star, and with author's name and title in black on barrel and ejector shroud. Marbled pastedowns; free endpapers in gun-metal gray. Top silvered edge embellished with rolled interlocking design. Braided leather headbands. Stamp-signed by Sobota on lower rear turn-in. In custom felt-lined solander box. Fine.

    The author presented this copy, one of the unbound and unnumbered author copies, to Jan Sobota who took it upon himself to bind the book in its present state. The book is concerned with the single-action revolver in general, and Edmond de la Garrigue's "Grizzly Gun" in particular. A meticulously researched study presented in a clean and handsome design by David Holman of the Wind River Press in Austin, further enhanced by the beautiful one-of-a-kind binding by one of the world's most respected book artists.

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