SQUID INK BOOKS is very
pleased to offer books from
the collection of Betty Rapp Tarr.
Betty was one of the first female, Ph.D., Chemical Engineers in
this country with degrees from the Universities of
Toledo and Illinois. She lived in
Los Angeles during her career, as well as in
North Carolina and
Oklahoma. Dr. Tarr worked in the patent
department of the Phillips Petroleum Company for several years.
In 1955 she became Research Librarian for the Technicolor
Corporation and was a research chemist with the
and Howell Research Laboratory in
"Illustrations for the Bible
by Marc Chagall"
Harcourt, Brace and Company 1956
Beautiful, Near Fine book in blue boards
with Chagall art, that was printed by Verve
in France. Book has only light edge and
corner wear with contents in excellent condition Very scarce.
Poemes de Charles dOrleans
Teriade Editeur for Verve 1950
One of the original sets of 1200
lithograph copies of Matisses original, which was done in color
pencil and crayon. Slightly more than 100 pages and more
than 50 original lithographs. Signed by Matisse in pencil
on the limitation page. This production is widely considered one
of the most important illustrated books ever done.
She loved art, was a fairly accomplished artist herself, and was
well-known in galleries on both coasts during the 1950s and 60s
as she built her collection of art and art books. She was an
independent woman of the world with tremendously diverse
interests. Betty retired to Tucson and spent her last years here. The
books highlighted in this catalogue are from her estate.