THE FOREST POOL - LAURA ADAMS ARMER - Stated 1st/1st HC/DJ 1938 - Very Scarce DJ
THE FOREST POOL — Written and Illustrated by Laura Adams Armer — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1938 HC/DJ — With Very Scarce Dust Jacket
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Company, New York and Toronto (1938)
The book is in excellent condition. The boards and binding are solid, tight and clean, with bright colors and minimal shelfwear. The pages and beautiful illustrations are crisp and clean. The very scarce dust jacket is in excellent condition with some chipping to the spine ends and light shelfwear. It has been price clipped. THE FOREST POOL is the only book to entirely feature an illustrated, in color, collection of Armer's paintings. Please see below for more information on the life and work of Laura Adams Armer.
Laura Adams Armer (January 12, 1874 – March 16, 1963) was an American artist, photographer, writer and illustrator. In 1932, her novel Waterless Mountain won the Newbery Medal. The Navajo called Laura Adams Armer "the woman who wears the turquoise" and "hard-working woman." She was the first white woman to have a sand painting prepared in her honor and the first permitted to film the sacred Mountain Chant ceremony (1928) for distribution as a feature-length movie. She was also a respected painter and photographer for many years before she turned her hand to writing and illustrating Her first book, Waterless Mountain (1931), was published when she was fifty-seven years old. It received both the Newberry Medal and the Longmans, Green & Company's prize for juvenile fiction.
In 1938, her book The Forest Pool was recognized as the most distinguished picture book of that year. The book is the only one which is exclusively illustrated, in color, entirely with her paintings.