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The Drawings of Heinrich Kley (Volume I & II)


Published by Borden Publishing Company n/d, Los Angeles
Condition: fair Hardcover

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2 volumes. Sm. Elephant folios. Unpaginated. Vol. I, 66pp. 1941. Orange cloth with yellow lettering on cover and spine in original illustrated dust jacket. Introduction by Arthur Miller. Vol. II, 60pp. 1947. Blue cloth with gray lettering on cover and spine in original illustrated dust jacket. Color frontispiece. Introduction by George Grosz. Illustrated title-pages in both volumes. "The most obvious characteristics of Kley's work is his amazing persistent concern for delicacy and perfection of technique. With a single sweep of his pen he displays complete mastery of anatomy and construction of both human beings and animals." Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of the finest examples of drawings by this master draftsman. Condition of both volumes: Minor age wear and scuffing on boards. Sunning on top- and bottom edges. Bottom corners and tail of spine slightly frayed. Heavy chipping, creasing and tearing on dj's. Dj's separated along spine, parts repaired with tape. Hinges in Vol. I starting. Dj's in fair to poor, bindings in overall good, interior in very good condition. "I am sure that the drawings of Heinrich Kley will be remembered and enjoyed as long as human beings retain the ability to laugh at themselves." (George Grosz). Bookseller Inventory # 23757

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Title: The Drawings of Heinrich Kley (Volume I & II...

Publisher: Borden Publishing Company n/d, Los Angeles

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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