Rockwell Kent's Greenland Journal

Rockwell Kent's Greenland Journal

Hard Cover. New York: Ivan Obelensky, 1962. First Edition. Fine.


First edition, limited issue of 1,000 copies issued with an additional six lithographs in a separate folder, the first of which is signed by Kent. Publisher's white cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, top edge stained green, illustrated map endpapers, illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings; in the publisher's blue-green slipcase with a separate pocked containing a matching blue-green paper folder holding the six unbound lithographs by Kent. A fine book, slipcase with a touch of toning. Overall, a beautiful copy, numbered 225 in the edition of 1,000 copies. Detailing Rockwell Kent's travels through Greenland from July 1931 to September 1932, this book includes passages and sketches from his personal journal. He describes his surroundings and the people he encounters with touching accounts and drawings. Inspired by the grandeur of nature and the simplicity of the communities he encountered, this journal was the basis for his 1935 book Salomina, published as a memoir.


Item #RWK002

Price: $300.00