Robert Cole Caples

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Robert Cole Caples

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Artist’s copy of his Potter book

- Published 1971
- First edition, Carlton Press
- Very good condition 

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About the book

Caples’ personal copy of his book “The Potter and His Children – A Stone Age Fable.” The book is filled with numerous hand-written notes, edits, and graphics inserted by Caples. His revisions and corrections were sadly never incorporated into the final version of the book, no doubt due to the late stage of printing and cost. It is nonetheless insightful to see the artist’s final attempt at refining a deeply personal work that had haunted him for years.  

The concept of the book can be traced back to the 1930s. Caples drafted at least four manuscripts during his lifetime. By the mid-1960’s the book consumed all of his creative energies. 

Following its publication in 1971, Caples soon discovered that readers and reviewers responded very favorably to his illustrations, but much less enthusiastically to the story. Working up to the last months of his life, Caples steadfastly attempted to promote the book but encountered rejection and a growing sense of dismay.

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