Conversations with Artists. Introduction by Alexander Eliot
New York: Devin-Adair, 1957. First Edition. An important association copy. Rodman's relationship with Shahn extended at least as far back as the thirties, and his biography of Shahn, published in 1951, was the first full-scale study of the artist and his work. In the present volume, Shahn is represented by two interviews, the second of which comes at the very end of the book forming a sort of postscript. Octavo (21cm). Red textured boards, lettered in white; dustjacket; 234pp. Inscribed by Rodman on front endpaper: "For Ben & Bernarda (hoping it will break their long silence!) affectionately Selden," dated April 1957. Moderate wear; spine leaning slightly; jacket faded on spine and with a 1" loss on rear panel, just into text; Good to Very Good.