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Sweeney, Dan, illustrator; Malkus, Alida Sims, author
[Original Artwork by Dan Sweeney for Eastward Sweeps the Current: A Saga of the Polynesian Seafarers by Alida Sims Malkus]
[Np. c. 1937]. 75 Original pen and ink drawings on 44 cream-colored artist's drawing boards; 11¼ x 14¼ inches. Illustrations captioned in ink; some highlighted in white ink. With 3 small (actual published size) printed headband proofs. One art board trimmed; one illustration excised; overall, very good. [sold with:] Malkus, Alida Sims, Eastward Sweeps the Current. Chicago, Philadelphia, New York: The John C. Winston Company (1937). xvii, [2], 394pp. Blue cloth. 8¾ x 6 inches. Dust jacket. Very good. 75 Original pen and ink drawings by Dan Sweeney for Alida Sims Malkus' 1937 saga of Polynesian seafarers. A Suite of Original Illustration Art Seventy-five original pen and ink illustrations by Dan Sweeney created for the 1937 adventure novel about how Indians came to the New World, Eastward Sweeps the Current, A Saga of the Polynesian Seafarers by Alida Sims Malkus. This almost complete suite of book illustrations is comprised of the headpieces (or headbands) and tailpieces for Malkus' novel. The dust jacket credit for the published book notes that "Dan Sweeney has drawn eighty delicate and beautiful pen and ink illustrations that greatly aid the reader in visualizing the written word." New World Anthropology Displayed The headband or chapter-heading illustrations depict the characters and scenes from the novel as well as showing Mayan and Incan architectural carvings. Many of the smaller tailpieces, intended as page fillers and end of chapter decorations, show objects of Polynesian anthropological interest. In addition to more architectural details, they depict tools, jewe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, LLC [United States]
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