Life Lines, Arthur S. Gray (“Published in Cleveland, Ohio by the author and friends, Privately by Subscription, 1936” [Signed by the author, “To Frank and Marge from Arthur, 1937”])
10 1/8 X 6 3/4, 93pp, hardbound no DJ, deckle edges, good condition boards soiled.
The title page reads “Life Lines, a divertisement by and for Arthur S. Gray”. Published in Cleveland, Ohio by the author and friends, Privately by Subscription, 1936″. The author writes in his preface, “Because this book is a Michelangelo collection of poems and drawings done now and then for my diversion and satisfaction, it is necessary to announce that the pictures are not illustrations. Each drawing is a simple record of some particular and more or less unique quality which caught my attention and incited me to draw. After the prime reason, the urge to make something. I draw the way I do for two reasons: first to preserve the integrity of my powers of observation and reaction; second, to render that respect which is the natural right of an individual entity.”