First edition of Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator by Thomas S. Buechner.
Folio, 328pp. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, faint dust remnants to top edge, a fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, with 7 of Abrams’ other books listed on rear flap, one small mark to rear panel, a near fine example. Housed in publisher’s original box, damp stain to bottom edges, not affecting text, top flap missing.
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a famous American painter and illustrator. He was best known for his depictions of American culture, especially figures like Willie Gillis and Rosie the Riveter, as seen on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post. He produced over 4,000 original pieces throughout his life, covering pop culture, political figures, traditional American life, and later on more serious topics like racial integration with the painting The Problem We All Live With.