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Kent, Rockwell (Signed with Charming Drawing)
Salamina (First Ediiton Illustrated and signed by the Author)
Harcourt Brace, 1935. Sturdily bound in finely woven blue cloth stamped in silver on the spine. With a touch of fraying to the top and bottom of the spine ends. Clean and tight throughout with usual faint bleeding of the binder's glue residue on the front and rear paste-downs along the hinges. In a married good plus first edition dust jacket with the original price of $3.75 at the top of the inside front flap. Chipping and pieces missing from the top and bottom of the spine ends. Binder's glue residue transfer along the rear panel spine fold. This copy is signed "Rockwell Kent" in black ink, and he has drawn in blue ink a wonderful Rube Goldberg-style drawing with a bleeding heart pierced by an arrow dripping into a wineglass; then the wineglass is overturned and nourishes a flower. This swirling toast with hearts and flowers in Kent's delicate hand is inscribed, "To Mike! Detroit, March 19th 1938." Rockewll Kent's early paintings of Mount Monadnock and New Hampshire were first shown at theSociety of American Artistsin New York in 1904, whenDublin Pondwas purchased bySmith College. In 1905 Kent ventured to Monhegan Island, Maine, and found its rugged and primordial beauty a source of inspiration for the next five years. His first series of paintings of Monhegan were shown to wide critical acclaim in 1907 at Clausen Galleries in New York. These works form the foundation of his lasting reputation as an early American modernist, and can be seen in museums across the country, including theMetropolitan Museum of Art,Seattle Art Museum,New Britain Museum of American Art, and theF … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books [Holliston, MA, U.S.A.]
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