The Blood of the Martyr. Stephen Crane, Valenti Angelo, Illustrations.
The Blood of the Martyr
The Blood of the Martyr
The Blood of the Martyr

The Blood of the Martyr

Mount Vernon, New York: Peter Pauper Press, [1939]. Angelo, Valenti. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 200 copies, sixteenmo size, 23 unnumbered pp., signed by Valenti Angelo. Fine. Item #18041734

American author Stephen Crane (1871-1900), best known for his Civil War novel "The Red Badge of Courage", wrote in the Realist and Naturalist styles; "The Blood of the Martyr" is a political satire, in the form of a play, critical of German imperialism taking place in China through the work of missionaries. Crane's work as a war correspondent adds depth and perception to his stories as he provides deep insight into current events through his fiction.

This volume decorated by Valenti Angelo (1897-1982), an Italian printmaker and illustrator who created stunning linocuts of the American Southwest, as well as book illustrations for the Grabhorn Press in San Francisco. Here, his creation of elegant borders and headpieces complements the writing to create a lovely publication of one of Crane's plays.

___DESCRIPTION: Full blue paper with white brushmarks and gold flecks, red paper label with gold lettering and ruled border on the front board, title page in blue and orange with blue border and illustration by Valenti Angelo, light blue borders and blue illustrative head- and tail pieces by Angelo throughout; Electra type, Winterbourne paper, sixteenmo size (6.5" by 5"), pagination: 23 unnumbered pages, one of 200 copies, unnumbered, signed by Valenti Angelo on the colophon.

___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; some sunning to the spine, else fine.

___CITATION: Valenti Angelo Bibliography p. 61.

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Price: $250.00