Salamina, Rockwell Kent

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Product ID: 11035 SKU: 002089 Categories: , ,

Salamina, Kent, Rockwell, Illustrated by the Author. Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1935. Assumed First Edition; dates on title and copyright pages are 1935 with no other dates given. Contains 21 sepia plates, double-page sepia map and over eighty illustrations. Dark blue cloth boards with silver gilt spine. Boards have light rubbing. A written inscription to free endpaper: “To Dr Macintosh upon his retirement as Director of The New Brunswick Museum. Dec 14, 1940.” Tiny fox marks to endpapers, light page toning outside of textblock and plates. Clipped jacket has chips head and tail of spine and a closed tear taped from the inside. Rockwell Kent (1882 -1971) was an American Symbolist artist, printmaker, illustrator and writer. The Greenland book is the story of the author’s years spent painting in Greenland. It is named for Salamina who was his model, housekeeper and mistress while he lived in Greenland. The dustjacket to the first edition was a semi-nude portrait of Salamina bathing in an icy fjord; this was replaced in response to censorship with the subsequent eagle jacket. Rockwell Kent’s Greenland series of paintings are found in art museums internationally.