chicago: L. M. Stein, 1930. 1st. Half leather. INSCRIBED by Schwartz. First Edition, Limited to 150 copies. 4to. 297 pp. Original lithograph. Illustrations. Pebbled black leather spine with gilt lettering; pale green cloth boards; marbled endpapers. Minor foxing to page edges; minor chipping to spine end; a near fine copy. Item #17601
Schwartz, an American artist who lived and worked in Chicago distinguished himself with dreamy, symbolist works and abstractions that tended to bewilder viewers. He also scandalized conservative audiences with numerous lithographs of nude women. During the Great Depression, Schwartz became an artist on the Federal Art Project payroll.