Place Published: London
Publisher: B. T. Batsford, Ltd.
Date Published: 1948
Book Id: 34999
55pp. Octavo [22 cm] White cloth covered boards with blue ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Good. Very insignificant warping to the boards. The spine and edges of the covers are browned and foxed. The spine ends and edges of the covers are gently bumped. The endsheets, flyleaves and edges of the text block are foxed. Very sporadic foxing on the margins of the pages. In a good only dust jacket, with mild age-toning and rubbing. The edges have several small closed tears, and multiple small losses. The largest loss is from the paper at the head of the spine and the top edge of the front panel. This loss measures roughly 3 and 1/2 inches wide by 1 inch deep. The front panel is just a little moisture stained and rippled. Price-clipped.
From the dust jacket- "Picasso is now accepted almost without question as the most versatile and influential artist alive. Gertrude Stein belonged to that rare category, the genuine literary innovator, and it was a happy idea that prompted her to take as the subject of a short book this great creative figure, who was for many years, her close friend."