Lot 179 of 350:
A rare artists' book lettered by hand  

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Mary's Tent
Stent, Mary [Redington]
[San Francisco]
Cordoza James Bindery

22 leaves of heavy deckle-edged all rag paper (mostly white, though a few are yellow or pink). Many color linocut drawings including a frontispiece, illustrated title page, 10 full page plates, and 5 smaller textual illustrations. (4to) 29x19 cm. (11½x7½"), red cloth, lettered in white. One of only 12 copies, each hand-made, hand-written.

Color linocut illustrations in red and black, orange and black, pink, orange, blue and gray. Wonderful images include a ringmaster, boys and girls, tiger, bear, horses, etc. All the text is hand-written by the artist, Mary Redington Stent. 

Stent 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.

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