With TLS of Rockwell Kent, charging plagarism

The Book of Thel.

[San Francisco]: Book Club of California, 1930.

Price: $3,500.00

About the item

Links, Julian A. No 10 of 300 copies printed at the Windsor Press. Decoration by Julian A. Links. [22] pp. 12mo. With TLS of Rockwell Kent, charging plagarism. Original full vellum lettered in gilt, paper slipcase with label. Vellum and slipcase a touch toned, faint browning to folds of letter. Housed with letter in quarter morocco clamshell box.

Item #310071

With a typed letter signed of Rockwell Kent to Oscar Lewis, secretary of the Book Club of California, voicing his strong displeasure with the illustrations by Julian Links for this edition. Dated May 13, 1930, the letter reads, in part: "I am glad that I took the trouble to call the matter to your attention, for my complaint does put you in the position of calling the printers to account for what is unquestionably a breach of professional ethics. I am sorry that it is not the policy of the Book Club to supervise more carefully the production of the books that appear within its imprint. I feel the book of Thel, irrespective of the plagiarism involved in the illustrations, has been very badly illustrated"