Lot 642 of 725:
Mary Stent Tamayana A Monkey's Tale  

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Ramayana: A Monkey's Tale

Stent, Mary [Redington]

San Francisco

Privately printed



22 leaves of heavy deckle-edged paper, including 1 page of letterpress by Peter Koch. Many color linocut drawings including a frontispiece, illustrated title page, terminal illustration of a peacock, monkey, and 16 color plates. With 3 letterpress leaves describing the plates, laid in loose into front cover pocket. 43.5x35.5 cm. (17x14"), blue cloth, lettered in silver. Bound by Cordoza James Bindery. No. 19 of only 25 copies. 

A presentation in the artist's hand reads: "I have made this book especially for Judy Severson, who weaves lave and legends into her exquisite and personal prints. Judy has taught me much and together we have explored the never-ending possibilities of this fascinating world of print-making. May we have many more sessions and "breakfast chats". Love, Mary." Stent is was a California artist, born in San Mateo in 1909. After moving to San Francisco in the 1960s, she became a docent at the De Young Museum and gave painting classes in her garden into the 1980s. Mrs. Stent died in San Francisco on Dec. 18, 1994. Laid in are: 1 greeting card written from Stent to Mimi in 1986 with laid in photograph; 1 card written from Stent to Eugene and Mimi with original mailed envelope; printed brochure for an exhibition of Stent's paintings and graphics in SF. A scarce work, no copies listed by OCLC / Worldcat. Offered for the benefit of the Belvedere-Tiburon Public Library.

Lot Amendments

Front cover lacking a thin strip of cloth at the bottom edge, lower corner chipped; internally fine.

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