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Book Cover, The Flowers of Friendship edited by Donald Gallup, 1954

This is a Book cover. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1954 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is lithograph on thin glossy paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

Its dimensions are

21.6 x 34.9 cm (8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. )

It is signed

Signature printed vertically, lower center: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed in black and white ink, front cover right margin: THE/FLOWERS/OF/FRIENDSHIP/Letters/written to/Gertrude/Stein/EDITED BY DONALD GALLUP/Josaih Rice/George Santayana/William James/Pablo Picasso/Henri Matisse/Alfred Stieglitz/Mabel Dodge/Bernard Berenson/H.G. Wells/Carl Von Vechten/Juan Gris/Israel Sangwill/Leo Stein/Sherwood Anderson/Sylvia Beach/Jo Davidson/Ernest Hemingway/T.S. Eliot/and many others. Printed vertically in white ink, side cover: THE FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP Letters to Gertrude Stein; printed horizontally: Borzoi/Books/Alfred A. Knopf. Printed in white ink, back cover right margin: F. Scott Fitzgerald/Aaron Copland/Jean Cocteau/Edith Sitwell/Glenway Wescott/Thorton Wilder/Richard Wright/ Erik Satie/John Dewey/William Saroyan/Osbert Sitwell/Virgil Thomson/William Carlos Williams/are among those/whose Letters to/Gertrude Stein are/ included in/THE/FLOWERS/OF/FRIENDSHIP/Letters/written to/Gertrude/Stein.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, The Flowers of Friendship edited by Donald Gallup, 1954; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithograph on thin glossy paper; 21.6 x 34.9 cm (8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-5

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