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1955

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1993

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Bookjacket, Bookjacket for "Pragmatism" by William James, Meridian Books, 1955

This is a bookjacket. It was designed by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithography in blue, green and white ink on white shiny wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 18.4 x 23.4 cm (7 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted on the cover vertically in green ink at lower right in script: lustig On the top half of the cover in white and green letters: WILLIAM JAMES [white]/ PRAGMATISM [green]/ and four essays from The Meaning of Truth [white] Across the bottom in green and blue: MERIDIAN BOOKS [green] published by The Noonday Press/ Sewn-bound for durability M16 $1.25 [blue]

Cite this object as

Bookjacket, Bookjacket for "Pragmatism" by William James, Meridian Books, 1955; Designed by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); lithography in blue, green and white ink on white shiny wove paper; H x W: 18.4 x 23.4 cm (7 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-185

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