Ben Shahn [Author's Copy]
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972. First Edition. The major monograph on Shahn, written and edited by his wife Bernarda and published three years after his death. This is Bernarda Shahn's file copy. Annotations in Bernarda's hand are laid in on small bits of paper; most have to do with the location of various artworks; a few are more detailed, correcting or modifying aspects of the text. There is also a small (ca. 1" x 3/4"), clipped photographic portrait of Bernarda Shahn laid at front free endpaper (as found). Large square quarto (36cm). Red cloth boards, stamped and lettered in gilt; 373pp; illus. Author's copy, inscribed on front endpaper: "Bernarda Bryson Shahn - my copy - retain." Fine, lacking the dustwrapper.