The Old Barn

By: John Troth

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Oblong Miniature Book. 2 x 2 13/16 inches. [xii], (36) pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece halftone photographic illustration of the interior of a barn, 11 woodcut illustration by Herschel Logan throughout; text clean, unmarked. Black-stamped red cloth, top edge gilt, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. RGKK819-128. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 240 copies. This book contains a poem about old barns by John Troth, who lived near Elmswood Illinois. His family owned the barn in which Troth grew up since it was built in 1842. The prose was supplied by Ward Schori's cousin, Mrs. LeVeda Miles. She comments on the source of the poem. Calligraphy on the title page and colophon by Rebecca A. Shepherd. 11 woodcuts by Herschel Logan are from early in the Logan's career as a commercial artist and are here reproduced with his permission. These are some of the best Logan illustrations in the [admittedly limited] experience of this cataloger. Also included is a very informative essay on old barns, their construction, and their historical and social functions by Mrs. Miles. An outstanding miniature book! Bradbury includes the following information about this title: "One book that Logan illustrated [for other miniature book publishers] was The Old Barn published by Ward Schori, who wrote: 'One of the remarkable features of the book is the 11 reproductions of woodcut prints by the eminent woodcut artist, Herschel C. Logan. Mr. Logan has kept up his interest in the graphic arts at the current age of 82 by producing miniature books. But years ago he achieved fame for his award-winning woodcut pictures. The scenes reproduced are among his finest farm scenes especially selected to show some of his Kansas barns.'" Page 137. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2945.

Title: The Old Barn

Author Name: John Troth

Illustrator: Herschel C. Logan

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Evanston, IL, The Schori Press: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: RGKK819-128

Keywords: John Troth, The Old Barn, Herschel C. Logan, Miniature Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Poetry, Folk Architecture