Salamina. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Rockwell Kent.

Salamina. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent.

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1935. First Printing of the First Edition. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket that is lightly tanned at the extremities and there is some shallow chipping to the head of the spine. This copy is signed by Kent on the front flyleaf. There is a shadow of offsetting to the front endpaper. Salamina details artist and adventurer Rockwell Kent’s second trip to Greenland. Salamina unfolds as a series of vivid vignettes, each illustrated with Kent’s bold black and white drawings. Through his accounts of fishing trips and Christmas festivities, shared meals and budding friendships, Kent acquaints us with the Eskimo and Danish inhabitants of the small vibrant community of Igdlorssuit. Both the native people and the forbidding Arctic landscape held a special beauty for Kent, and he describes them with an artist’s eye. Salamina is Kent’s Eskimo housekeeper (kifak), who becomes a central figure in the book when she and her daughter come to share Kent’s small hut for the year. Kent’s wry self-reflection and his poetic meditations on nature, humanity and love make this an enduring classic of travel literature and artistic quest. Item #21849

Price: $450.00

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