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AN ARTIST IN AMERICA [with Original Drawing]

AN ARTIST IN AMERICA [with Original Drawing]

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AN ARTIST IN AMERICA [with Original Drawing]

by Benton, Thomas Hart

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Collectible-Very Good/Very Good
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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1937. Special Missouri Edition of the first edition that is SIGNED on the colophon page by Benton, the important American artist who was at the forefront of the Regionalist movement. Surrounding the signature and colophon is an original elaborate humorous drawing by Benton, signed twice--once as "Tom" and again as "Tom Collins" (in reference to the drink in his hand in the drawing). Benton inscribed the book and drawing to Roy Snyder, whose signature appears beneath his own image in the drawing. Laid in is a rough sketch of the Snyder farm on which Roy Snyder wrote "drawn by Tom Benton at our house, 1949." The book is in very good+ condition: clean and tight, with uniform faint toning of pages; on the rear free endpaper there is some tape residue where the rough sketch was attached. The unclipped dustjacket is clean and bright, with some fading along the spine; relatively minor chipping at head of spine and along the rear flap fold.. SIGNED. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectible-Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Thomas Hart Benton. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.


On Jan 4 2012, Runningman said:
A classic and worth getting Benton's late-revised printing as he revised it several times as he aged. The description of the copy was understated as it was in virtually mint condition upon receipt. Wonderful volume for lovers of this artist.

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AN ARTIST IN AMERICA [with Original Drawing]
Benton, Thomas Hart
Thomas Hart Benton
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Used - Collectible-Very Good
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Very Good
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First Edition
Robert M. McBride & Company
Place of Publication
New York
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8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall

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Our office, located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, is open by appointment or by chance. We are antiquarian booksellers who buy and sell carefully selected books for collectors and researchers in many genre. We also sell important autographs and photographs as well as original art, including wood engravings by Winslow Homer and J. J. Lankes; lithographs by Miró, Matisse, Calder, Wengenroth, and others; and works from the American Etching Revival. You can reach us by telephone: (757)378-5400; or by email:


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A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
The colophon contains information about a book's publisher, the typesetting, printer, and possibly even includes a printer's...
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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