THE GRAY BEGINNING. Edward SHENTON.
THE GRAY BEGINNING
THE GRAY BEGINNING

THE GRAY BEGINNING

Philadelphia: The Penn Publs8ihing Comapny, 1924. First Edition. Signed presentation from Shenton on the front pastedown: "To Don Beletsky with best regards of Edward Shenton. Philz 1924." Edward Shenton was an illustrator, author, editor, poet, and teacher. Teaching himself to draw as a teenager, he studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art in 1916 but dropped and served in France during World War I. His drawings from the front lines were published in The Philadelphia Record in 1919. On return, he enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where his teachers included illustrators Thorton Oakley, George Harding both from the original classes of Howard Pyle. In 1922 he won the Lee Prize and later two Cresson Traveling Scholarships to study in Paris. Between 1923 and 1976, he illustrated over 130 books including “The Yearling,” “Tender Is The Night,” “Green Hills Of Africa,” and three volumes in the Rivers Of America series. He also wrote 10 books and 75 articles for various magazines. He died in 1977. Small 8vo., black cloth in dust jacket; 300 pages. Item #56162

Very Good (little mottling covers; contents clean & tight; few pages with short tears cleanly repaired using clear archival tape); with some wear & browning (few tears & small chips) d/j.

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