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Book Cover, Light in August by William Faulkner, 1946

This is a Book cover. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1946 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is photo offset lithograph on white coated paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

Its dimensions are

21.7 x 17.1 cm (8 9/16 x 6 3/4 in. )

It is signed

Imprinted in white, lower right: lustig + barrows

It is inscribed

Imprinted horizontally, in white against black, lower right quadrant: light in august; along upper left edge (sideways): LIGHT IN AUGUST : WILLIAM FAULKNER; horizontally, lower left quadrant: william faulkner; lower right corner: lustig + barrows

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Light in August by William Faulkner, 1946; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; photo offset lithograph on white coated paper; 21.7 x 17.1 cm (8 9/16 x 6 3/4 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-4

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