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1947

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Book Cover, Bookjacket by Alvin Lustig for "The Wanderer" by Alain Fournier, 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 brown, grey and dark green 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: 18.8 x 16.2 cm (7 3/8 x 6 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in printed black ink, lower right: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed vertically in dark green ink, spine: THE WANDERER ALAIN-FOURNIER; printed horizontally in white, spine lower margin within green square: NC 16. Printed in white ink, front cover lower left within leaf: the WANDERER; lower right: Alain-Fournier.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Bookjacket by Alvin Lustig for "The Wanderer" by Alain Fournier, New Directions Books, 1947; Designed by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithography in brown, grey and dark green ink on off-white shiny wove paper; H x W: 18.8 x 16.2 cm (7 3/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-165-7

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