Author: Armitage, Merle
Title: Elise - inscribed
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1934
No pagination. With original lithograph frontispiece and numerous other drawings, paintings and lithographs by Elise, and a hand-colored portrait by Beatrice Wood. With an article by Louis Danz. (4to) 33x25.5 cm (13x10"), light blue cloth. No. 50 od 200 copies.
The signature of Elise from the original jacket is affixed to the front free endpapers, along with an inscription by Merle Armitage: "This signature of Elise is from the original cover of this book, which was much too worn to give my friend - [Lady?] Wells - Merle Armitage." Includes signed lithographs by both Elise and Bea Wood, as issued. Elise Cavanna was an American film actress, stage comedian, dancer, and fine artist. She went by a number of names, including Elise Seeds, Alyse Seeds, Elise Armitage, Elise Cavanna, and Elise Welton. In 1932 she met and married Merle Armitage; writer, book designer, musician, and WPA administrator. Scarce.