Item #31424 Profile of Rockwell Kent in Twenty-Two Letters. A. C. Ripley.
Profile of Rockwell Kent in Twenty-Two Letters.
Profile of Rockwell Kent in Twenty-Two Letters.
Profile of Rockwell Kent in Twenty-Two Letters.
Profile of Rockwell Kent in Twenty-Two Letters.
(Kent, Rockwell)

Profile of Rockwell Kent in Twenty-Two Letters.

(N.p. Brownlee Miscellany, 1947). Inscribed by Kent: "Affectionately inscribed to Dorothy / by Rockwell - / Christmas, 1947." The intimacy of the inscription suggests that "Dorothy" is Kent's sister, Dorothy Kent. A. C. Ripley has here reprinted over a decade of correspondence sent to him by Kent. Their exchanges begin over Ripley's purchase of some of Kent's work, but swells to a friendship that clearly meant much to both men, one that buoyed them both through the devastating years of the Second World War. Within are Kent's own beliefs on the War as it progressed; his criticisms of Nazi Germany are vehement and his feelings about the roles of the American and English governments in the conflict are dissatisfied at best. Ripley would become the author of Spectacle, a compendium of profiles and anecdotes of various contemporary entertainment stars, of which this is something of a prototype.

16mo. (40)pp. Bound in orange wrappers. Some toning to edges, wear to head and tail of spine, else near fine. Laid in is the bookplate, designed by Rockwell Kent, for George Norton Northrop. Item #31424

Price: $950.00

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