Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]. Charles Dana Gibson, C. D. Gibson, Dan Beard.
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]
Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]

Drawings [Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson] [an ASSOCIATION COPY]

New York: R. H. Russell & Son, 1894. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good or better copy of Charles Dana Gibson's DEBUT ALBUM OF DRAWINGS, simply titled "Drawings", containing 84 black and white drawings on unnumbered pages, most of which are full-page drawings (in addition to the drawing on the front cover and the drawing on the dedication page). The volume is in Very Good or better condition with a small library sticker top the front board, some general wear - including some loss at the spine ends, and his been professionally reinserted into its original case. A wonderful ASSOCIATION COPY which Gibson has inscribed on the dedication page to the great Dan Beard and has dated it in the year of publication. The inscription reads as follows: "to Dan Beard whose advice and friendship / is of the greatest value to his friend // C.D. Gibson // Dec. 1894." [The periods immediately following the "C", the "D" and "Dec" are written using tiny circles.] The drawings of American society by Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) defined the ideal of Female beauty for the late 19th and early 20th centuries during which his images of women were so influential on the development America's feminine style that the term "Gibson Girls" became part of the American lexicon. Gibson's first sale of his work was to Life magazine in 1866. His work continued to appeared regularly in popular magazines for over three decades and Gibson quickly built a strong and wide reputation, his drawings being featured in major New York publications including Harper's Weekly, Scribners, and Collier's. His wife, the former Irene Langhorne, became perhaps the most famous woman in America as she served as the model for the quintessential "Gibson Girl". Gibson also illustrated a number of literary works, including Anthony Hope's "The Prisoner of Zenda" and its sequel "Rupert of Hentzau" as well as Richard Harding Davis' "Gallegher and Other Stories". In its December 25, 1944 issue, The New York Times described Charles Dana Gibson as "the most celebrated pen-and-ink artist of his time". Notably, Gibson also became well-regarded as a painter in oils. The volume's inscribee was the well-known American illustrator Daniel Beard (described by one critic as "the Gustave Dore of Newspaper work" and "Public Opinion described him as "the Mark Twain of art". Mark Twain himself got Beard to illustrate Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"). An author, youth leader, and social reformer Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941) in 1905 founded the Sons of Daniel Boone (later named the "Boy Pioneers of America"), the members of which wore fringed buckskin and which, in 1910, Beard merged with the Boy Scouts of America when he joined the BSA as one of its national Scout commissioners. As noted above, this is an ASSOCIATION COPY of this Charles Dana Gibson debut SIGNED AND SIGNED BY GIBSON IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION TO DAN BEARD. Gibson and Beard met as fellow students at the "Art Students League" where they became good friends. As published in "Boys' Life" Vol. XV No. 2, p.5 (1925), in the cover story, Charles Dana Gibson stated of Beard: "I have been given the opportunity to write something about my old friend, Dan Beard. This I gladly do, for to talk about Dan is one of the most pleasant and therefore the easiest thing I can do. He was the first professional artist I ever came in contact with, personally. That was nearly fifty years ago, and it's a fortunate thing for me that my first impressions of an artist were so favorable. I have tried to feel that there was something of the same manly spirit and mental health in all artists I have known since that time....The spirit that is in him is of the contagious sort, and my brother Langdon and I felt it. Hundreds of thousands of boys since that day have had the same experience. For over half a century Dan Beard has gone on with ever-increasing ingenuity and charm, pointing out to youth the fine things, the useful occupations, and clean sports.....I am proud to have known him intimately all these years. Because of Dan Beard, we are all of us considerably happier." Copies of the book itself are QUITE UNCOMMON to the market, signed copies are especially uncommon, and copies with as FINE ASSOCIATION as this copy has are RARE. A Very Good or better copy of this HIGHLY-NOTABLE ASSOCIATION COPY OF THIS HIGHLY-NOTABLE CHARLES DANA GIBSON DEBUT. RARE INDEED. [Please Note: As this is a large and heavy book, Buyer's shipping charges will exceed the amount quoted by this site.]. Very good. Item #2923

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