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Portrait Of America

By Rivera, Diego




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Portrait of America (signed by Rivera)

Diego Rivera

New York: Covici, Friede Publishers, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Signed by Diego Rivera at the top of the front blank. This from the collection of his Mexico City contemporary Jose de la Macorra, Jr. who was president (from 1897 to 1936) of the San Rafael Paper Company (Compania Fabricas De Papel De San Rafael) headquartered in the federal district. Macorra's business card is laid in and had been attached with a paperclip that became rusty over the decades, leaving a little mark. Touch of light spotting to the front blank, drop or two of coffee on back bottom edge, otherwise tight and clean. A lovely copy of a book that rarely appears signed. Jose de la Macorra was a major industrialist, apparently fluent in English, and authored a short history (in 1948) of paper-making in Mexico. On the back inner board is a period gold-foil bookseller tag for a shop that was located on Juarez Street, just across the Vivero Coyoac·n from Frida's Blue House. This copy was thus likely signed locally by Rivera after he returned from New York in 1934.

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Portrait of America.

Rivera, Diego

New York: Covici Friede, 1934. First edition of Rivera's tribute to America with over 50 black-and-white plates of scenes from his major American murals after photographs by Walker Evans, Lucienne Bloch and others. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Diego Rivera on the front free endpaper. Very good in a very good dust jacket. In 1931 Diego Rivera, "one of the great artists of the century" (Pete Hamill), became only the second artist to receive a one-man show at New York's MoMA. In a few short years, Rivera completed six murals in three American cities, including a fresco on the wall of New York's Rockefeller Center that was ultimately destroyed before its unveiling, an event that "remains a cause c'el`ebre in modern art history" (Paul Buhle). Prevented from photographing the mural prior to its destruction, "one of Rivera's assistants smuggled a camera into the work area and took photographs surreptitiously" (Robert L. Scott). Portrait of America is a record of those tumultuous years in the artist's life, with over 50 illustrations of these exceptional works, accompanied by the artist's introductory essay and text by Bertram Wolfe. With photographs by Walker Evans, Gabriel Moulin and Lucienne Bloch, among others.

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Portrait of America

RIVERA, Diego

NY: Covici-Frede, 1934. Tiny stain to bottom edge of pages (not visible from the interior). Overall a tight, clean copy of the first edition of this book in above average condition that shows a bit of wear to spine ends. This book contains 60 of the more than 70 murals he painted during his time spent in the U.S. Rivera is considered one of the greatest Mexican painters of the last century. Explanatory text by Bertram D. Wolfe. 232 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG+.

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Portrait of America

Rivera, Diego (with Bertram D. Wolfe

NY: Covici, Friede, 1937. Nice copy, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket complete with wear and tear apparent at edges and folds. Small oil stain is echoed on cloth. Pencil erasure on FFEP very small.. Second Printing. Tan Cloth. Good Plus/Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Portrait of America

RIVERA,DIEGO

allen & unwin london 1935. first uk edition 232pp ills.[b/w] NF (cream cloth,sl.soiled,edges sl.soiled) lacks d/w

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Portrait of America

Rivera, Diego

New York: Covici Friede. Very Good with no dust jacket. (1934). First Edition; No printing noted. Hardcover. Beige cloth, brown lettering to front cover and spine, all edges stained brown, many b&w images of Rivera's murals.; 6-1/2" x 9-1/4"; 232 pp; Mild cover wear including a few small spots of soiling to rear panel, inked prior owner inscription to front free endpaper dated 1934. .

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PORTRAIT OF AMERICA

Rivera, Diego

NY 1934 first edition. Covici Friede. Octavo, illustrations, hardcover. VG, cover toned. no ownership marks; hinges secure, no DJ. .

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Portrait of America

Diego Rivera

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1935. Cloth. G to Vg. Bound in buff canvas-style cloth, no dw, pictur on title page showing aeroplane manufacture, 55 b/w plates of mural paintings, 232pp. Tiny brown spots on front board.

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Portrait of America

Diego Rivera

New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. Ex-library copy, no dust jacket, text is unmarked, age toning on pages very light and uniform, some soiling on pages, soiling on boards, all pages attached though some tape along binding on end pages, explanatory text by Bertram D. Wolfe.

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Portrait of America

Rivera, Diego

New York, Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. 231,[1] sidor + planscher. Förlagets dekorerade klotband med färgade snitt. Obetydlig fläck främre pärm. [23,5x17 cm]. Second printing [1934]. Utgallrat biblioteksexemplar med stämplar och ficka för lånekort fastklistrad på bakre omslags insida. Paintings: Diego Rivera. Text: Bertram D. Wolfe. 232 pp, many full page lithographic black & white heavy stock plates of Diego Rivera's work of famous murals, with details photographed.

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Portrait of America

Diego Rivera

Covici, Friede. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Flight Before Flying

David W. Wragg

Frederick Fell, 1974. First Edition. Very Good book in a Good dust jacket.

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