New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo (8 1/2 x 6"). 224pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over black cloth, with gold and red lettering to spine and front cover. On front free endpaper features an original signed and inscribed autoportrait in pencil, dated '47. Photographic frontispiece depicting James Montgomery Flagg's portrait head by sculptor Wheeler Williams. Title page in red and black lettering.
Illustrated with 31 b/w photographic pages and exploring a career of some fifty-odd years, "Roses and Buckshot" is a captivating autobiography blending "roses" (accolades) and "buckshot" (criticism) of the many elite authors, artists and actors with whom American artist and illustrator James Montgomery Flagg became acquainted with.
Best remembered for his political posters (particularly the iconic 1917 Uncle Sam poster: "I Want You for U.S. Army"), Flagg delivers here a wonderfully intimate look into his artistic life and the many famous names who touched it.
Dust-jacket with slight discoloration to spine and along edges. Moderate shelf wear to binding. DJ in overall good+, binding in good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #41613