The great Montezuma, by Joseph O'Kane Foster.

Foster, Joseph.
Ronchos de Taos, New Mexico, Printed by the Ranchos Press [c1940]
[8], 239, [12] p. 23 cm.
Montezuma II, emperor of Mexico, 1480 (ca.)-1520 -- Drama.
Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547 -- Drama.
Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540 -- Drama.
Place of Publication:
United States New Mexico Rancho de Taos.
With half-title.
"Designed by Thomas Benrimo."
"Copyright 1940 by Joseph O'Kane Foster."
"A film play."
Marginal headings.
Main text printed on different colored papers.
"This edition signed by the author is limited to 1250 numbered copies hand set in Garamond Type and afterwards distributed."
"In the design of this book an attempt is made to establish an emotional relationship between the poetic implications inherent in Mr. Foster's work and the psychophysical and psychological qualities of color ... The novelty of this format is intended as secondary to the story and should function only as an accompaniment. The sequence of color alternately intensifies and slows up the reading tempo which has a not too definite organic relationship to the ebb, and flow of the narrative ..."--Thomas Benrimo.
Price from brochure.
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy is no. 572 signed by Joseph O'Kane Foster.
Culture Class Collection copy has 4 page brochure laid in for this book stating it was exhibited at the Golden Gate Exposition 1940 San Francisco World's Fair where it was "placed on exhibit in Fine Printing Department of Palace of Fine Arts".
Penn Provenance:
Foster, Joseph (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Benrimo, Tom, 1887-1958.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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