New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919. First edition. Folio, original white Japanese paper spine, gold Japanese paper boards, top edge gilt. Number 54 of 100 copies of the signed limited edition. The book is in Very Good + condition with the paper boards worn at the corners and edges and the gilt a bit rubbed on the vellum spine, but internally in excellent condition. Complete with the twenty drawings by the author, each with a separate tissue guard with the title printed on it. Gibran's second book printed in the US, after "The Madman" and right before "The Prophet." Signed copies of Gibran's work are becoming increasingly scarce.
“Twenty Drawings” contains rare, figural drawings by Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. While appreciated artistically by a select few, this book remained in relative obscurity until Gibran’s rise to fame for his masterpiece “The Prophet” (1923). “Twenty Drawings” exhibits Gibran’s “graceful emotional exposition of form” (The Nation), and demonstrates the influence of studying with Auguste Rodin in Paris. Very Good + (Item #1488)
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