The Big Tree of Mexico - SKEAPING, JohnTurnstile Press, 1952, Hardback ..
Condition: Good. Upper board damp-marked over leading ¼. Leans. Top edges of text block dusty. Text bright and tight.
Red cloth with gilt on pale blue title plate to spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Foreword: This book of John Skeaping's is the record of an unusual adventure. I have known the author for many years, and always admired his capacity for enjoyment, as well as his sculpture and drawings. Then suddenly he disappeared - off to Mexico. What he wanted there was not just the interest of a new country, but the possibility of getting behind the scenes, of really crossing the barrier between educated man and Indian, between European artist and native craftsman. Everyone told him that this would be impossible, but it is clear that, to a remarkable extent, he succeeded. 234pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Introduction / preface by Julian Huxley.
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