Lot 185: Mary Stent Tamayana A Monkey's Tale
3rd November 2016
Author: Stent, Mary [Redington]; Title: Ramayana: A Monkey's Tale; Place Published: San Francisco; Publisher: Privately printed; Date Published: 1984; Description: 22 leaves of heavy deckle-edged paper, including 1 page of letterpress by Peter Koch. Many color linocut drawings including a frontispiece, illustrated title page, terminal illustration of a peacock, monkey, and 16 color plates. With 3 letterpress leaves describing the plates, laid in loose into front cover pocket. 43.5x35.5 cm. (17x14"), blue cloth, lettered in silver. Bound by Cordoza-James Bindery. No. 13 of only 25 copies. Mary Stent was a California artist, born in San Mateo in 1909. After moving to San Francisco in the 1960s, she became a docent at the De Young Museum and gave painting classes in her garden into the 1980s. Mrs. Stent died in San Francisco on Dec. 18, 1994. A scarce work, no copies listed by OCLC / Worldcat. Condition: Fine.
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