New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1955. [Artist Autobiography] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 17cm), pp. xii; 617 . Heavily illustrated by the author with 96 new drawings, 170 reproductions, and eight colour plates. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to fly-lead: 'Inscribed for her mother, | and with every good wish, | to | Mrs. Lyman Butterfield | by | Rockwell Kent | 1955' with further inscriptions below: 'To Bob and Kitty Breyer | I am so happy to know where | this is going | Betty Butterfield | Oct. 1. 1974'... 'I approve. | Lyman Butterfield.' Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt device to upper. Fore-edge untrimmed. With the colour-illustrated dust-jacket, priced at $10.00. Light external rubbing, with chipping and a few closed tears to jacket edges. Near fine. An inscription evidently sought by Margaret, wife of the investment banker Cyrus S. Eaton Sr., as a gift to her daughter Elizabeth Butterfield, and then passed on again to friends. Item #57137
From the library of Lyman Butterfield (1909-1982), historian and editor of the Adams family papers.
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