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1953

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1993

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Book Jacket, Bookjacket design for "Bread in the Wilderness" by Thomas Merton, 1953

This is a Book jacket. It was designed by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithography in black and orange ink on white shiny wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.3 x 21.8 cm (9 15/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted on the cover in the upper left corner in black ink: Lustig Vertically down the right side: BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS At lower left: Thomas Merton

Cite this object as

Book Jacket, Bookjacket design for "Bread in the Wilderness" by Thomas Merton, 1953; Designed by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); lithography in black and orange ink on white shiny wove paper; H x W: 25.3 x 21.8 cm (9 15/16 x 8 9/16 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-166

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