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(ROCKWELL, Norman.) GUPTILL, Arthur L.

Norman Rockwell Illustrator.

Preface by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Biographical Introduction by Jack Alexander.

Published: New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc, 1946

Stock code: 103298

Price: £1,250

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First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author and with his original ink drawing of a dog in a bow tie smoking a pipe. Rockwell’s inscription is written on the front free endpaper, directly beneath the drawing, and reads: “Best wishes to the Hirschys, sincerely, Norman Rockwell”. Laid in is a colour reproduction printed on card of Rockwell’s “Friend in Need”.

Quarto. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Cloth partially discoloured, a few spots to rear pastedown. An excellent copy in a rubbed and chipped price-clipped jacket.

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