Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over Thy Head


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First Edition. Signed and inscribed fully in Rockwell KentÕs hand: ÒTo Frances, with love from Sally and Rockwell, 1960.Ó A handmade book by Rockwell Kent presented to his divorced second wife, Frances Lee Kent. Rockwell was married to Frances from 1926 to 1940 which were considered his most creative years. Rockwell and Frances remained friends the rest of his life. This book which was handmade by Rockwell Kent is bound in printed floral paper covered boards with a green cloth spine. The book consists of articles from magazines written by Rockwell Kent and his third wife Sally and pasted to pages of fine art paper. Kent has made a title page in which he has pasted a black and white magazine reproduction of his painting labelled at the base in the picture ÔHEAVY, HEAVY HANGS OVER THY HEADÓ and depicts a sleeping baby in a window sill with a slung rifle hanging by a hook over its head. The first article is by Sally Kent and is entitled ÒThe Young Are Always Beautiful.Ó This is followed by five articles by Rockwell Kent entitled: ÒMessage from Rockwell KentÓ, ÒLetter From BulgariaÓ, ÒThe Wings of the FutureÓ, ÒMarx TwainÓ, ÒBring Piece Down to EarthÓ. Unique. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over Thy Head
Publisher: 1960

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