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Adventures in the Arts. Informal Chapters on Painters Vaudeville and Poets. [Introduction by Waldo Frank] by  Marsden Hartley - Signed First Edition - 1921 - from James Cummins Bookseller (SKU: 302362)

Adventures in the Arts. Informal Chapters on Painters Vaudeville and Poets. [Introduction by Waldo Frank]

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Adventures in the Arts. Informal Chapters on Painters Vaudeville and Poets. [Introduction by Waldo Frank]

by Hartley, Marsden

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New York: Boni and Liveright, 1921. First edition. xviii, 254 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth. Spine gilt lettering dulled, in printed dust-jacket (spine browned, chipping and closed tears to extremities). Laid into a half black morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. First edition. xviii, 254 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed to Alfred Stieglitz. THE DEDICATION COPY OF HARTLEY'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED BY MARSDEN HARTLEY ON THE DEDICATION PAGE TO ALFRED STIEGLITZ: "My dear Stieglitz, This is the book you saved from the chaos of a grim period. I hope it proved worth the trouble. I marvel that your faith abounds with such vitality. I take courage myself from your example. Devotedly, Marsden Hartley." On the facing page Stieglitz has written the date and location of the inscription in pencil, "April 14 - 1924. 60 E. 65 St." An association of tremendous importance - Stieglitz was the first established artist or gallery owner to recognize and promote Hartley's talent. He mounted Hartley's first solo show at his 291 gallery in May of 1909 at a time when Hartley was a virtual unknown in the art world. "Poor and lonely, Hartley was moved by Stieglitz's tangible demonstration of faith in him and his art. At 291 he discovered the spiritual home he had long been seeking, and in Stieglitz he found a mentor who genuinely cared about his work and who was willing to nurture his creative development" (Homer, p. 153). Stieglitz would show Hartley's work five more times at 291 as well as at the Anderson Galleries, the Intimate Gallery, and An American Place. He helped finance Hartley's first trip to Europe in 1912; the direct exposure to the European avant-garde was a major impact in the development of Hartley's art. Hartley handed over power of attorney to Stieglitz during his time abroad, and it was Stieglitz who signed the agreement with Boni and Liveright for publication of Adventures in the Arts in 1921. Homer, Alfred Stieglitz and the American Avant-Garde

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Bookseller
James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
302362
Title
Adventures in the Arts. Informal Chapters on Painters Vaudeville and Poets. [Introduction by Waldo Frank]
Author
Hartley, Marsden
Format/binding
Xviii, 254 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
Book condition
Used - Publisher's black cloth. Spine gilt lettering dulled, in printed dust-jacket (spine browned, chipping and closed tears to extrem
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Boni and Liveright
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1921
Keywords
Publishing History | American
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Founded in 1978 by James Cummins, the firm has grown to include two New Jersey locations as well as the main store at 699 Madison Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd Streets) in New York City.Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (During July & August, until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.)The Madison Avenue store is a seventh-floor oasis for book-lovers, a quiet and pleasantly furnished book room with a carefully chosen, expertly catalogued and broad-based selection of fine and rare books, autographs, manuscripts, and works of art. We have built notable private collections for American and international clients. Our stock is always changing, and our steady input from private buying and public auctions assures our clients of new surprises (and temptations!) at each visit. Our stock covers a wide range of collecting interests, with particular emphasis in the following fields: British and American Literature, Sporting Books, Private Press and Illustrated Books, 19th-Century Color Plate Books, Americana, Travel, Sets and Fine Bindings, History, and Authors' Manuscripts and Letters. Our catalogued inventory exceeds 50,000 titles, much of which can be searched on the internet. In addition, our New Jersey warehouse contains over 400,000 books in all subject areas. We might have the books you're looking for.

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