A DANGEROUS WOMAN (Signed By Cover Artist James Avati)
Farrell, James T. A DANGEROUS WOMAN. NY: Signet (S1457), 1957. First Paperback Edition, first printing. SIGNED BY COVER ARTIST JAMES AVATI on the dedication page in black ink. A Very Good Plus copy, with a touch of edge-wear and one tiny nick to the top spine, but still square and solid, showing Avati's cover art uncreased with colors still sharp. James Avati (1912-2005) was often called "The Rembrandt" of 1940s and 1950s paperback illustration. Avati's brilliance in capturing human feeling: tension or fear, suggestiveness or lust, avarice or suspicion, compassion or devotion was unrivaled during the golden age of paperback illustration. He created a visual narrrative that brought characters' tragedies and yearnings to life with a tough-minded gritty realism that put Norman Rockwell to shame. We were fortunate to acquire a small cache of his famous Signet first printing covers which were signed by him at his home in Petaluma, California a half-dozen years before he passed away. To the best of our knowledge, he never signed any other books for which he provided illustrations other than the ones which were acquired on this one occasion. Please search the keywords James Avati to see if any other of his signed copies still remains in our stock. James T. Farrell was one of the most successful authors of the 1950s, the creator of "Studs" Lonigan and this particular book is boldly described on the front cover as "Life's passion, pain and irony magnificently exposed by the author of STUDS LONIGAN. Bookseller Inventory # 001591
Title: A DANGEROUS WOMAN (Signed By Cover Artist ...
Publisher: Signet 1457, New York
Publication Date: 1957
Binding: Trade Paperback
Illustrator: James Avati
Book Condition: Very Good Plus
Edition: First Printing
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