Cecil C. Bell, Phyllis Barton, 1976, 1/2000, Near Fine Catalogue w/DJ & Ephemera

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Barton, Phyllis. Cecil C. Bell (Kansas City, MO: Book Division, McGraw Color Graphics, 1976).
English, First Edition, Limited Edition, one of 2000 copies, a Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket, HC, 4to, 12" x 9 1/4," 159 pp., including illustrations, Bibliographical Notes, Bibliography, and Index.

Dark blue cloth-covered boards in a white paper dust jacket. Gilt lettering on front cover and book spine. Black lettering on front panel and dust jacket spine. Color illustration on front panel. Also included is a laid-in, 32-page catalogue (white paper wrappers with staple binding) titled, Cecil C. Bell, by Atelier Galerie, Carmel, California. Covers have slight wear to extremities and light to moderate rubbing near top edge on front, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has light age toning, a few small marks, and a small closed tear at bottom edge on front panel measuring 1/2," else clean and intact, not price-clipped. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations in black-and-white and color. Back colophon: "This Edition of Cecil C. Bell is limited to two thousand copies of which two hundred are signed and numbered. Copy number [no number filled in]." A beautiful biographical catalogue featuring the paintings and career of Cecil C. Bell (1906-1970), an American artist. Bell was a member of the Ash Can School of painting. Many of his works shown herein depict bustling city scenes and crowds of people. Some of his paintings show the rural countryside, seascapes, and landscapes, but many of these, too, appear alive with commotion and movement. Authored by Phyllis Barton.

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