Various Artists. Very Good. No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket, as Issued. First Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 136 black & white illustrations. Pictures of the MOMA collection, descriptions of various schools of painting, list of artists organized by country of origin, index of MOMA publications. Hard to find.
Fine with no dust jacket. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible.; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11"-13" tall; 84 pages; First catalog of complete contents of museum. 1942; 0.
Near Fine. First Printing, November 1942; ten thousand copies printed. NEAR FINE. An unusually well-preserved copy of this early Museum of Modern Art catalog. Clean, totally unmarked and well-bound in stiff printed wrappers. Pages clean and fine. Cover (wrapper) is printed in black with bold yellow and red type; it is clean, lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips. Base of spine has small scuff marks and small scuff to rear bottom edge. Bottom outside corner of book has been lightly bumped with creasing to cover corners and soft creasing to bottom page corners resulting. All else fine. Binding intact and firm, no spine creasing, no splits or cracks. 7-1/2 x 10". 84 pages.
First edition. Quarto. Stiff wrappers. Tears at the edges of the spine, very good. Complimentary slip from the Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Shahn is represented by two illustrations of his paintings in the book.
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