1917 Rare First Edition - ROBIN HOOD illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.
Title: ROBIN HOOD illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.
Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay, 1917. First illustrated edition by N.C. Wyeth.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 362 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, the upper part of spine slightly worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, rare light foxing - as shown, gift note of a previous owner on the half-title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 8 full-page illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.
Estimate: (USD 200 - USD 400)
The book: Attractive First edition of Robin Hood illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.
The illustrator: Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created more than 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books — 25 of them for Scribner's, the Scribner Classics, which is the body of work for which he is best known. The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter at a time when the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other."
He is the father of Andrew Wyeth and the grandfather of Jamie Wyeth, both well-known American painters.
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