Marking Time with Gran'pop 1950 Calendar: Wood, Lawson (1878-1957) Marking Time with Gran'pop 1950 Calendar: Wood, Lawson (1878-1957)

Marking Time with Gran'pop 1950 Calendar

Wood, Lawson (1878-1957)

Published by Brown & Bigelow, Minneapolis, 1949
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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No one satisfies that itch for kitsch as well as Lawson Wood! 37 by 21 cm. 13 leaves -- title page and leaf for each month of the year. Anthropomorphic chimpanzees at a bank, on a swing getting weighed, in a maternity ward, watching television, gardening, etc. Lawson Wood is the Norman Rockwell of the chimp world. Another close kinship would be with the canine artist extraordinaire, C. M. Coolidge, roughly a contemporary and also an artist who worked for Brown & Bigelow. His smoothly rendered, colorful fantasies are certain to produce a grin in even the most hardened cynic. Through chimps Wood pokes fun at human busy-ness, pretensions, vulgarities and excesses. The pictorials are the greater part of each page, amounting to two thirds of it. Wood was an English illustrator and painter known also for his humorous takes on dinosaurs, cavemen, policemen and other animals. Light wear and soiling to the cover. Bookseller Inventory # 004002

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Title: Marking Time with Gran'pop 1950 Calendar

Publisher: Brown & Bigelow, Minneapolis

Publication Date: 1949

Binding: Spiral Bound

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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