Kent, Rockwell. New York: The Pynson Printers, 1929. Hard Cover. First Edition. xxiii , 99p p. Folio. Color & b/w ills. Frontis portrait lithograph by Rockwell Kent. Black covers have bright gilt lettering front and spine. Cover edgeworn, with minor erosion at spine ends. Light scuffing to boards. Warm cafe au lait eps. Copy #214 of 1200. 18-pp. intro and bio by Alfred E. Hamill is exceptionally interesting. 99 full page plates. Text block is tight and bright, with occasional fingermarks. Examples of Cleland's artistry run the gamut from program covers, menus, bookplates, headpieces, advertisements, title pages, and diplomas to private Christmas cards, and more. There are five pps. of color advertising for Cadillac Autos in 1927, costume sketches for "Scaramouche," illustrations of early mathmetical...
Russia: Mockba, 1965. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second Printing, 1966. 647 pp. 8vo. Only Russian Edition of Rockwell Kent's autobiography first published by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1955. Dust jacket has minor chips and tears, scuffing, now in mylar cover. Slight bumping to cover boards, minor soiling at edges. Inscription on first free endpaper and note on rear pastedown, both in Russian.
Filled with Kent's illustrations and reproductions of color paintings that supplement the text. A stunning work when it was published in 1955 in the United States. Republished in the Soviet Union in 1965, with the new Russian text working almost seamlessly with the original illustrations [Libman 2875]. It is an extremely rare edition with none appearing in library holdings via OCLC. Very Good / Good.