Kent, Rockwell. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. Hardcover. Limited Edition. vii, 72 pp. 8vo. Heavy black paper dust jacket with titlinig in a deep, bright blue that matches the cloth boards, small chips at flap creases, 3/4 piece missing at top of rear panel, small 1" loss at top of rear panel fold, old tape repairs at head and foot of spine on verso and not evident on front of cover, now in mylar cover. Cloth boards in same bright blue with a black cloth spine and gold tilting to both spine and cover board. Minor scuffing to foot of boards, very clean within, text block has a deckled edge at head and foredge. Contains numerous plates of Kent's work, from paintings to advertising illustrations and wood block prints. [Purcell 3]. Very Good / Very Good.
This is the third book that Merle Armitage (1893-1975) authored, taking as his subject the highly popular artist of the time, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971). This is also the first published biography of Kent. Rockwell Kent seemed to be an appropriate subject for Armitage, both were bold in both their designs and their lives. Produced in an edition of 550 copies, this is #204.