A NORTHERN CHRISTMAS: Being the Story of a Peaceful Christmas in the Remote and Peaceful Wilderness of an Alaskan Island. Rockwell Kent.
A NORTHERN CHRISTMAS: Being the Story of a Peaceful Christmas in the Remote and Peaceful Wilderness of an Alaskan Island

A NORTHERN CHRISTMAS: Being the Story of a Peaceful Christmas in the Remote and Peaceful Wilderness of an Alaskan Island

New York: American Artists Group, Inc. 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. An engaging account of the memorable Christmas in 1918 that Kent spent in the company of his eight-year-old son, Rockwell, Jr., and their ancient Swedish neighbor on Fox Island in southern Alaska. The extreme isolation and rugged life that Kent found during his seven months there proved to be one of the most formative experiences of his life, and lent a distinctive line and style to his subsequent art. Kent was one of the leading forces behind the founding of American Artists Group, a publishing concern aimed at producing inexpensive prints and illustrated books for middle-class buyers while giving artists more control (and profit) over their work. Not surprisingly, Christmas books were among their most popular offerings. Eighteen illustrations. Text printed in black and red. 12mo. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. The dust jacket is a touch browned, with some occasional light edgewear. Better than very good. Near fine / Very good. Item #66738

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