Before an Old Painting of the Crucifixion Carmel Mission, June 1960. Valenti Angelo, N. Scott Momaday.

Before an Old Painting of the Crucifixion Carmel Mission, June 1960.

1975. San Francisco: Valenti Angelo, 1975.

Small booklet (16 x 15 cm), [16] pp., with 7 hand-colored geometric decorations by Angelo. Original wrappers with printed paper label. Fine.

§ Limited to 100 copies "printed for the friends of Valenti Angelo" and signed by him. The text is a poem by Navarre Scott Momaday (born 1934), the Kiowa novelist and poet, and the herald of the Native American Renaissance in literature.

Valenti Angelo (1897-1982) was an Italian-American illustrator. Born in Italy, he immigrated to the United States with his family in 1905. Angelo moved to San Francisco at the age of nineteen becoming a respected artist in the fine press community. He decorated and illustrated over 250 books, many for the Grabhorn Press, including folio editions of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, and numerous books of the Bible. Item #5273

Price: $275.00