Art Young, His Life And Times. Edited by John Nicholas Beffel. GRAPHICS, Art YOUNG.

Art Young, His Life And Times. Edited by John Nicholas Beffel

New York: Sheridan House, 1939. First Edition. Attractive presentation copy of Young's memoir, which includes numerous reproductions of his cartoon work for The Masses and other left-wing publications of the 1890s-1930s. The inscription is to Ethel Clyde, a Florida philanthropist and prominent patron of such progressive causes as the Committee to Abolish The House Un-American Activities Committee, The Peoples Lobby (for which she served as Vice President in the Forties), and the Highlander Folk School. Octavo (23cm). Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt pictorial device to spine and front cover; dustjacket; 467pp; illus; pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Young on half-title: To Ethel Clyde, With Best Wishes From Her Friend / Art Young," undated. Also laid in is a brief note from Art Young to Ethel Clyde on a folded sheet of "Pocono Haven" notepaper; the note includes a small signed drawing and the following brief sentiment: "With best wishes, and hope for a happier world for everybody / From your friend / Art Young," dated 1940. Thin split to gutter at frontispiece, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed at extremities, front flap neatly separated, else Near Very Good.

Price: $350.00

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