Stone Dust: The Autobiography of a Stone Carving [Limited Edition, Inscribed & Signed to Bernarda Shahn]
by STRAUS, Lenore Thomas
Accokeek, MD: Sun-Stone, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Artist book that is part poem, part personal essay, on the creation of one of the author's stone carvings. Straus is best known for her relief stone monuments created for the New Deal-era Resettlement Administration's planned community of Greenbelt, Maryland. Limited to 600 copies of which this is no. 428. Small quarto (27.75cm.); original cloth in white photo-illustrated dust jacket; unpaged; photographic endpapers, full-paged color-blocked copper-plate engravings throughout. Jacket a hint shelf-worn and rather dust-soiled with small soil stain to upper panel, else Fine in About Very Good jacket. Signed on half title and inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "For Bernarda [Shahn] with love and happy memories. Lenne." From the library of Ben and Bernarda Shahn with their estate label tipped to front pastedown. (Inventory #: 31045)
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