First edition. Limited edition. Signed by the contributors. Hardback. Publishers white faux leather with target illustration in blue red and gilt to the upper board, titles in gilt to the spine. Brass corner fittings. Illustrated in colour throughout. A very good copy, the binding firm, the soft leatherette somewhat rubbed and scuffed at the extremities with some marks to the lower board. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Scarce in this form.
Limited edition of 120 copies, this copy hand numbered 24 and signed and inscribed by 8 contributors on the page following the title page. The story of Target Books. Noted researcher and historian David J. Howe chronicles the origins of the imprint, speaking to all the major players in its development, from editors to art directors, managing directors to artists and authors, and charts the books' critical reception as well as the fortunes and failings of the many publishing houses involved in their production. Profusely illustrated with all the covers, plus rare and unseen sketches and unused concepts and ideas, The Target Book is the definitive guide to a range of books which shaped the reading habits of a generation.
Stock code: 17789