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Titre : Modern Art and the New Past
Éditeur : Norman: University of Oklahoma Press
Date d'édition : 1957
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
RARE, 1ST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JAMES THRALL SOBY, FORMER TRUSTEE AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NEW YORK MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MOMA)!!! ASSOCIATION COPY OF ROBERT MELVILLE, ENGLISH ART CRITIC, JOURNALIST AND EARLY BIOGRAPHER OF PABLO PICASSO!!!! INCLUDES ORIGINAL DUST JACKET!!! Octavo, 217 Pgs. Features Index, and introduction by Paul J. Sachs, former professor emeritus of Fine Arts, Harvard University and original partner of famous law firm Goldman Sachs. Book includes original dust jacket. Jacket is frayed and chipped in corners, edges and spine. On exterior fore jacket flap, three small horizontal tears. Book clean and tight, appears barely used. Foxing along length of top edge. Slightly stained on inside hinge at front paste down. Signature and inscription on front end paper, in blue ink. Signature and inscription on front end page, reads: "For Robert Melville, with admiration and kindest regards, James Thrall Soby." Written in blue ink. Book is a collection of scholarly articles on modern art movements, techniques, and famous forgeries/misconceptions, culled from the original articles by Thrall published by The Saturday Review. Book is association copy of Robert Melville (1905 - 1986), a British art critic, journalist, art correspondent for New Statesmen magazine, and an early biographer of Pablo Picasso. N° de réf. du libraire JL-55
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