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By Rockwell Kent

Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) used to be essentially the most very important American booklet illustrator of the Twenties and '30s. at the present time there's a revival of curiosity in his illustrations, and this quantity brings jointly for the 1st time the simplest of his illustrations from 24 books, in addition to journal paintings, bookplates, and advertisements fabric — examples in all.
Many of his most renowned illustrations are incorporated, with a number of choices each one from Candide (1928), Moby Dick (1930), The Canterbury stories of Geoffrey Chaucer (1930), Salamina (1935), The whole Works of William Shakespeare (1936), and Goethe's Faust (1941), between others. Illustrations for lesser-known works resembling A Basket of Poses (1924), Venus and Adonis (1931), and To Thee, America! (1946) also are reproduced. the full assortment is ruled by means of Kent's hugely person variety of formalized realism and by way of his famous material — heroic, or sensual, female and male figures and dramatic scenes of nature, often in a distant wasteland. targeting the phenomenal works of the '20s and '30s, the quantity does comprise a few early fabric from 1914 and 1915, and a range of later paintings from the Nineteen Forties and from Rockwell Kent's Greenland Journal (1963).
Fridolf Johnson, for a few years editor of The American Artist and a revered dressmaker, has written a brand new advent tracing Kent's improvement as an illustrator, captions for the illustrations, and an annotated bibliography of the works represented. The illustrations were chosen by means of Fridolf Johnson with the collaboration of John F. H. Gorton, Director, The Rockwell Kent Legacies.

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There are numerous international variants of this booklet, together with Russian. 1930 The Canterbury stories of Geoffrey Chaucer, including a model in sleek English Verse through William Van Wyck, Illustrated by way of Rockwell Kent, released in manhattan by way of Covici-Friede, 1930. Folio. 2 volumes. sure in brown linen. 262 and 194 pages, with 24 full-page illustrations in 2 colours and fifty five head and tail items (many repeated). a thousand signed and numbered copies, of which seventy five have been versions de luxe, sure in pigskin and followed through distinctive portfolio of Kent plates. alternate version through similar writer, 1934; backyard urban reprint, with sleek English through J. U. Nicholson, 1934; English variation, 1934. 1930 N by way of E, Rockwell Kent, big apple, Random condominium, 1930. quarto. certain in blue linen with silver ornamental stamping. 252 pages. 108 illustrations in blue-gray ink. revealed’ via Pynson Printers in version of 900 numbered and signed copies. exchange variation, reset in smaller layout, eightvo, revealed via The Lakeside Press, sure in grey textile with blue stamping, and issued through Brewer and Warren. additionally certain version for the Literary Guild, similar yr, in grey fabric with eco-friendly stamping. there has been additionally a different author’s variation of a hundred copies, somewhat better, and containing one additional layout and a presentation poem. 1931 A Birthday booklet, through Rockwell Kent, Random condominium, big apple, 1931. quarto. certain in silk lithographed in blue and stamped in pink. fifty six pages. 20 illustrations in greenish black and white, set in frames of textual content and ornamental designs in grey and olive eco-friendly. 1850 copies numbered and signed. published via Pynson Printers. a number of the black-and-white illustrations first seemed within the Golden Chain, A Fairy tale, which was once privately revealed in a constrained variation of in basic terms eight copies. 1931 Venus and Adonis, by way of William Shakespeare, Illustrated by means of Rockwell Kent, Rochester, The Printing condo of Leo Hart, 1931. quarto. sure in tan silk with leather-based again. published through Leo Hart and may Ransom. 1250 numbered and signed copies. 21 illustrations in black and pink. exchange version via related writer in decreased layout, 1934. additionally a pirated variation published in Paris. 1932 Beowulf, big apple, Random condo, 1932. huge quarto. certain in tough grey linen with white ornamental stamping. 156 pages. eight unique lithographs (printed through George Miller) along with quite a few preliminary letters in blue and crimson. textual content hand-set in American Uncial. published through Pynson Printers in variation of 950 copies signed with Kent’s thumbprint. 1934 Erewhon, by way of Samuel Butler. Now published From the Revised variation of MCMI, by means of the Pynson Printers of latest York in MCMXXXIV for the participants of The constrained variants membership, With a different creation through Aldous Huxley and the Illustrations and a distinct layout for every bankruptcy Made through Rockwell Kent. quarto. 252 pages. sure in silk lithographed in blue and grey. 10 full-page illustrations in colours, and 29 bankruptcy heads, title-page and colophon designs revealed in mild brown ink. 1500 numbered and signed copies. 1935 Salamina, through Rockwell Kent, Illustrated by means of the writer, Harcourt, Brace & corporation, big apple, 1935.

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