SHAWN THE DANCER.

New York: Société Anonyme / Museum of Modern Art, [1933]. Quarto. Full publisher's vellum over boards. Color frontis. Photographs. Very faint foxing to endleaves, otherwise about fine in lightly rubbed paste-paper and cloth slipcase (which is a bit tight for the book). Item #WRCLIT72685

First (US) edition, limited deluxe issue, of this monograph by the guiding spirit of the Société Anonyme, featuring a color frontis by her, and a number of photographs by Ralph Hawkins, and others, of the innovative dancer. Foreword by H. Niedecken-Gebhard; introduction by Hans Hildebrandt. This is copy 'a' of an unspecified number of lettered copies, specially bound, and signed by Dreier, Shawn, Hildebrandt and Niedecken- Gebhard. There were an unspecified number of numbered copies in this binding as well, reported by some sources as having been fifty or less. The German language edition was printed by the same Berlin printer. Scarce in this issue. Cheap trade editions appeared under the imprints of A.S. Barnes and J.M. Dent.

Price: $1,250.00

Deluxe Issue