Vintage Children: Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite Henry Hardcover HC w/ Dust Jacket DJ Bobbs-Merrill 1947


Title: Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin

Author: Marguerite Henry; Wesley Dennis

Description: Book is lightly bumped and worn at head and tail of spine. Fore edge corners are very lightly worn. Gift inscription at top of ffep with gifters' names and a date of May, 1974 near bottom of ffep. No other marks. Binding is sound. Dust jacket has a little light rubbing wear to fore edges as well as spine edges; Wear to head and tail of spine; light general surface soiling to rear; not price clipped ($4.95). DJ has been placed in an archival protective cover. 146 pages. Copyright date of 1947, probable later printing.

"Benjamin West was born with an extraordinary gift—the gift of creating paintings of people, animals, and landscapes so true to life they “took one’s breath away.” But Benjamin is part of a deeply religious Quaker family, and Quaker beliefs forbid the creation of images.

Because Benjamin’s family didn’t approve of his art, he had to make his own painting supplies. The local Native Americans taught him how to mix paints from earth, clay, and plants. And his cat, Grimalkin, sacrificed hair from his tail for Ben’s brushes." -Google Books

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.

Place: Indianapolis, IN

Year: 1947

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Pages: 147 pages

Keywords: Artist, Painter, Historical, Post-Revolution

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