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Book Cover, A Millionth Anniversary, 1958

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen. It is dated 1958 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 22.9 × 37.9 cm (9 in. × 14 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black and white, between geometric forms: a / millionth / anniversary; in white, upper right: Meridian books is a little less than three / years old, but we're already celebrating our / millionth anniversary. In early 1958 -- thanks / to the 1776 bookstores now stocking Meridian / Books -- we will sell our millionth Meridian / and Living Age Book. If you are not yet / stocking these fast-selling quality paper / bound books, see the enclosed order form / for the complete list and details of our unique / Cumulative Discount Plan.; in black, lower right: Write for information: / Nathan Melman, Sales Manager / Meridian Books, Inc. / 17 Union Square West / New York City 3, N.Y; in black, vertically at bottom right: elaine lustig

Cite this object as

Book Cover, A Millionth Anniversary, 1958; Designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (American, 1927–2016); lithograph on paper; H x W: 22.9 × 37.9 cm (9 in. × 14 15/16 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-2

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