by Mary Mills Lyall. Illustrated by Earl Harvey Lyall. Published by readymade press, . New York, 2010. First Thus. Hardcover, cloth, illustrated title label inset on front board. Oblong octavo. Faint staining to rear board else Near Fine. Lacking the 1pp. single sheet Introduction by Francis M. Naumann that was laid in. Nonetheless, an uncommon reprint.
Facsimile reprint of the 1913 edition published by G.P. Putnam’s.
Published in the aftermath of the celebrated Armory Show of 1913, the largest and most sensational exhibition of modern art held in the United States. Designed to appear as little more than a children’s ABC book—where three pyramidal-shape characters take readers on a tour of the modern works included in the exhibition—the actual purpose of The Cubies’ ABC was to introduce the newest manifestations of contemporary art to the public in a satirical and humorous fashion.