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Book Cover, Bookjacket by Alvin Lustig for "Nightwood" by Djuna Barnes, New Directions Books, 1947

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1947 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph in purple and black ink on white shiny wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 19 x 16.2 cm (7 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in printed black ink, front cover lower left: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed vertically in white ink, spine: NIGHTWOOD. Printed vertically in black ink, DJUNA BARNES; printed horizontally in black ink, spine lower margin within white square: NC 11. Printed in white ink, front cover center right: NIGHTWOOD; front cover lower right: djuna barnes.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Bookjacket by Alvin Lustig for "Nightwood" by Djuna Barnes, New Directions Books, 1947; Designed by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithograph in purple and black ink on white shiny wove paper; H x W: 19 x 16.2 cm (7 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-165-14

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