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(KENT, Rockwell.) [SQUIRES, Frederic.] THUMTACK, Tom.

Architec-Tonics. The Tales of Tom Thumtack.

Volume I.

The William T. Comstock Company, New York , 1914 Stock Code: 87521
£2,750.00
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First edition, first printing of the first book Rockwell Kent illustrated. Inscribed by Kent on the front free endpaper, "To Ernest Dawson, this first book that I illustrated and for which I received 125 - Rockwell Kent, 1933". The recipient was Ernest Dawson of the renowned Dawson's Bookshop in Los Angeles. Loosely inserted is a photo of Kent and a postcard from the bookshop offering this volume to a customer. Kent would go on to become one of the most important American illustrators of the 20th century. A lovely copy and a superb inscription.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in gilt and orange, front pastedown and free endpaper illustrated. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Frontispiece, illustrated title, and illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent.

Condition

A couple of small bumps to boards, spine a little toned. Cloth very fresh. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with closed tears, tanned spine panel, and tape repairs to the verso.

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