(ROCKWELL, Norman.) GUPTILL, Arthur L.
Norman Rockwell Illustrator.
Preface by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Biographical Introduction by Jack Alexander.
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”.
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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.