The Book of Robo


Being a Collection of Verses and Prose Writings by Roubaix Del’Abrie Richey.

Los Angeles: Privately printed by Tina Modotti, 1923. Limited edition, hand-numbered 25 of 210 copies. Biographical sketch by Modotti. 3 tipped-in plates. Patterned paper with a linen spine. 59 pp. 8vo. Very good.

Very scarce work, printed by Richey’s wife, who is most famous for being the companion and model of photographer Edward Weston. Fine batik paper-covered boards with a paper title label, backed in cloth. Beautiful tipped-in frontispiece of the author, with 2 other tipped-in drawings. Mild occasional wear to the boards’ edges, but else in splendid condition.


Tina Modotti (August 16 (or 17) 1896 – January 5, 1942) was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist for the Komintern.

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