Jersey City, NJ: Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, n.y. Suite of 12 black-and-white prints, 4to (8¼" X 11"), housed loose in printed wrappers. Fine/very good. Prints are pristine and bright while wrappers show light edgewear, mainly along centerfold. Item #47199
Attractive portfolio of a dozen prints, all bold pencil sketches by this Massachusetts pencil maestro (1884-1969), an educator, print maker and author of instructional booklets. Opening with a dramatic head-and-shoulders portrait of first century A.D. Roman philosopher Seneca, this series mostly depicts closeups of ancient Roman architectural details. The "Pencil Sales Department" listed alongside the publisher tells you these prints are also a promotional vehicle for pencil products! Not dated, but likely of 1940s vintage. A superb full set of a grouping most often found incomplete.