Maritime Arts by Wm Gilkerson Ã¢â‚¬Â¦, SIGNED, Limited Ed., 200/261, Near Fine..
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Maritime Arts by Wm Gilkerson: Paintings, Drawings, Scrimshaw
William Gilkerson and John Swain Carter (Introduction)
The Peabody Museum of Salem
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING
Notes: Near Fine, SIGNED, Limited Edition, no. 200 of 261 copies, 4to, 11 3/4" x 8 3/4." Light blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Covers have a few almost imperceptible smudges, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Missing dust jacket. Pages pristine and intact. 76 pp., including illustrations. Replete with illustrations of the artist's work in black-and-white and color. Signed by the artist in blue pen in a margin on the title page. William Gilkerson (1936-2015) was an American author and artist. A catalog published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Peabody Museum of Salem featuring Gilkerson's art. As suggested by the title, Gilkerson specialized in maritime subjects such as ships, sailors, and seascapes. He worked in a variety of media including watercolors, oil painting, drawing, and scrimshaw. Back colophon: "Two thousand copies of this book have been printed, of which 1700 are softbound, 261 are hardbound and Arabic numbered, and 39 copies containing an extra plate and an original drawing have been bound for the artist and are numbered LXXXIX. The type is Baskerville, the paper Monadnock Caress. This book has been designed by the artist and Walter Tower, and has been printed and bound at The Nimrod Press, Boston; [number] 200."