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1947

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Book Cover, Bookjacket by Alvin Lustig for "Three Tales" by Flaubert, New Directions Books, 1947

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1947 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithography in tan and black ink on off-white shiny wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 18.5 x 16.2 cm (7 5/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in printed black ink, front cover lower right: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed vertically in white ink, spine: THREE TALES. Printed vertically in black ink, spine: FLAUBERT; printed horizontally in black ink, spine lower margin within white square, NC 7. Printed horizontally in white ink, front cover upper right: Three Tales; printed vertically in white ink, front cover left margin: Flaubert.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Bookjacket by Alvin Lustig for "Three Tales" by Flaubert, New Directions Books, 1947; Designed by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithography in tan and black ink on off-white shiny wove paper; H x W: 18.5 x 16.2 cm (7 5/16 x 6 3/8 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-165-4

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