THE BOOKPLATES & MARKS OF ROCKWELL KENT, With a Preface by the Artist. Rockwell Kent.
THE BOOKPLATES & MARKS OF ROCKWELL KENT, With a Preface by the Artist
THE BOOKPLATES & MARKS OF ROCKWELL KENT, With a Preface by the Artist

THE BOOKPLATES & MARKS OF ROCKWELL KENT, With a Preface by the Artist

New York: Pynson Printers, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. This is number 627 of 1250 copies signed by Rockwell Kent on the colophon. "It is difficult, in considering the graphic art of Rockwell Kent, not to go into ectasy. Two, possibly three, other men in America have his supreme gift of incisive delineation, but it is an unusual gift. It is almost metallic in its sharpness, yet no metal can show in itself the crispness of black ink on paper. The best type displays this crispness, but not often is there a designer who so nearly approaches the final sophistication of design as does Mr. Kent. Technical sophistication is admirable, but when united to virility in design it is something to marvel at, and in these bookplates we have the two elements of successful drawing for reproduction united in work which is as distinguished as anything America has to show" (Saturday Review of Literature, July 6, 1929). 12mo. Printed on special paper from Japan and bound in full blue cloth with decorative gilt stamping. Some very light fading along the extremities of the boards and the pictorial dust jacket; else an exquisite copy. Near fine. Near fine / Near fine. Item #68491

Price: $350.00

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