New York: Covici, Friede, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Diego Rivera on the title page. Octavo. Original tan cloth binding, with light brown titles. Period bookseller’s label (Central de Publicaciones, S.A., Juarez, Mexico) to the rear pastedown. A few bumps along the extremities of the rear board. A very good copy in an edgeworn dust jacket with the shadow of old tape repairs to the verso, as well as an archival mend.
Seminal collection of Rivera’s paintings and frescoes, accompanied by a text written by Wolfe, who would publish his critically acclaimed biography of Rivera in 1939. Includes 257 photogravures, many from photographs by Tina Modotti and Manuel Álavarez Bravo, with views of Rivera’s evocative easel paintings and celebrated frescoes from Mexico City’s Ministry of Education, Chapingo’s National Agricultural School, and the Palace of Cortez at Cuernavaca, along with previously unpublished images of murals at Mexico City’s National Palace and Ministry of Health. Very good / Good. Item #74031