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Lot 9

6 Rockwell Kent Books and Portfolio with Signed Litho

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One portfolio of lithographs and six books illustrated by Rockwell Kent (New York, 1882-1971), including: 


1. A 1962 portfolio of six lithographs from Greenland Journal, each sheet measuring 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". The first lithograph, entitled "On Earth Peace," is pen-signed by Kent. Also including "Little Brother," "Young Seamstress," "Helena," "Greenland Woman," and "Small Boy and Big Bird."


2. Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman, illustrated by Rockwell Kent, the Heritage Club (New York), 1937. Complete with slip case. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2".


3. Candide, Voltaire, illustrated by Rockwell Kent, Random House (New York), the Literary Guild of New York, 1929. 11" x 7 1/2".


4. Goethe's Faust, Part One, illustrated by Rockwell Kent, New Directions (Norfolk), 1941. 8 3/4" x 5 3/4".


5. A Northern Christmas, Rockwell Kent, American Artists Group (New York), 1941. First edition, complete with dust jacket. 6 3/4" x 5".


6. Autumn Leaves: Reflections of an Industrial Lieutenant, P.W. Litchfield, illustrated by Rockwell Kent, Corday & Gross (Cleveland), 1945. Complete with dust jacket. 9 1/4" x 6".


7. Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, illustrated by Rockwell Kent, Covici-Friede (New York), 1934. Complete with dust jacket. 9 3/4" x 6 1/2".


[Greenland Journal litho portfolio] Very good, good impressions on very clean sheets, the book that this portfolio was originally included with is not present. [Leaves of Grass] The book is in very good condition. The slipcover is in poor condition with two fully torn edges. [Candide] Fair, no dust jacket, wear and fading to the cloth cover and spine, loose hinges. [Faust] Very good, no dust jacket. [A Northern Christmas] Good, browning to the edges of the dust jacket, very mild spots scattered in the front papers and text block. [Autumn Leaves] Good, tears to the top of the dust jacket, one creased leaf near the end of the text block. [Canterbury Tales] Very good, creasing and chipping to the dust jacket.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 11.00 in
Width: 7.50 in
Depth: 6.75 in

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