Time: August 21, 2015 from 12pm to 5pm
Location: ATLAS INDUSTRIES
Street: 11 Spring Street, Studio GB (basement)
City/Town: Newburgh, NY 12550
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Event Type: book, sale
Organized By: Vincent Cianni
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2015
August 21, 2015 12-5pm
August 22, 2015 10am - 1pm
August 29 and 30, 2015, 12 - 5pm
Most of the books come from the personal libraries of Monroe Wheeler (1899-1988), former Director of Exhibitions and Publications at The Museum of Modern Art (1939-1967) and Glenway Wescott. Wheeler was a major influence on museum book publishing and design. Born in Evanston, Illinois and he began publishing early in his life. His first imprint out of Evanston included titles by Glenway Wescott, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams and his first published title by Mark Turbyfil, The Living Frieze.
In the 1920s, before his long and active career as Director of Exhibitions and Publications at the Museum, Wheeler was part of the American expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s in France and co-founded the publishing firm Harrison of Paris. His relationship with American novelist and longtime companion Glenway Wescott (1901-1987) lasted from 1919 until Wescott's death.
Many of the books have Wheeler's or Wescott's names, book plates, blind stamps or initials. Some have inscriptions by the authors. They range from late 19th Century to mid-20th Century publication dates.