Billboard Publications, 1969. First edition. Softcover. Inscribed "To Edwin S. Munger with best wishes for the Coming Season. Herbert Ryman 1984" on title page. Oblong octavo. Original color-illustrated, spiral-bound stiff wraps with black lettering on cover. With an essay of the California painter Herbert Ryman by Betje Howell.
"Southern California artist Herbert Ryman has long been known for his technical virtuosity and wide range of subjects. In watercolor, oils, and pen and ink sketches he has captured the moods and the inherent beauty found in people of all races. He has projected the drama of the Ringling Brother's Circus, and recorded the nuances of shifting color patterns along the Monterey coast and the Arizona desert. He is a portraitist of note, having been involved in so many fascinating projects since the years he spent as sole artist and illustrator for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios that his biography reads like an adventure novel." (Howell). Beautifully illustrated with offset reproductions of Ryman's art in color and b/w. Contains partial list of owners of oil paintings, watercolors and lithographs, including portraits at rear. Wraps lightly age-toned. Very good+ condition. Item #50501