NY, September 1927. Rogers drew & lettered the proposed title page in black & green. He designed 4 different printed versions of double spread pages 14 and 15 (one of them printed in two colors). Previously mounted, the pages have old glue stains on the versos; dampstain at base of gutters. Laid into in a homemade marbled folder. Item #17738
In his 1 typed and 2 autograph letters, Rogers sounds at his wit's end and exasperated with Friede. Friede is obviously trying to pare costs.BR tells him that replacing the second color with a second size type will cost just as much--in labor--as BR's original proposal. It has taken BR some time to come up with a satisfactory setting in one color, "but at last [September 21] I send you the result. They seem to me clear and understandable, though I do not think them as good as the other scheme would have been." On September 27th BR sends the 3rd 4th layouts, which "I hope may prove satisfactory, as I have about exhausted the possibilities on this line." he goes on to discuss cost-saving changes to the binding and the final cost per copy. In the end, BR and Rudge did not receive the commission. Strange Interlude was designed by S. A. Jacobs and printed by Van Rees Press.