Item #7756 Salamina. Rockwell Kent.


New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1935. First Edition. 336pp. Octavo [22 cm] Blue cloth with title and decorative silver stamping to backstrip. Large chip to jacket's front panel at the upper left. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Good/Near fine. Item #7756

Signed by the author and artist, Rockwell Kent, at the head of the front free endsheet. "Salamina is Rockwell Kent's Greenland book, long awaited. It is an adventerous autobiography, a true chronicle of many curious and romantic happenings, and a narrative which, in style and in richly varied content, reflects perfectly the remote and beautiful world of north Greenland with all its Arctic wonders, its friendly souls, its peaceful harbors, its soaring mountains." Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was one of the leading illustrators and artists in America. He was a printmaker, illustrator, painter, lobsterman, ship's carpenter, and dairy farmer. Throughout his life, he was a left-wing activist and was blacklisted by Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). He was a member of the Socialist Party and a promoter of civil rights and civil liberties.

Price: $150.00

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