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Lot 4004: Norman & Thomas Rockwell NORMAN ROCKWELL: MY ADVENTURES AS AN ILLUSTRATOR 1960 First Edition Signed By Both Authors PlatesPlatinum House
January 27, 2013
Ithaca, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Norman Rockwell: My Adventures as an Illustrator
Author: Norman Rockwell - Norman Percevel Rockwell was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace (1951), The Problem We All Live With, and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys' Life, calendars, and other illustrations., Thomas Rockwell
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 436 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this memoir, signed by both by Thomas and Norman Rockwell. Inscription on half title page reads "To John R. Whiting / SIncerely / Thomas Rockwell (The ghost) / Norman / Rockwell (the author?)."
Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with gilt lettered spine labels to spine and inset to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains textual illustrations and plates.
Intact pictorial dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
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