Title: Three volumes from the library of Xaxier Martinez
Place Published: Various places
Date Published: Various dates
3 volumes. (8vo), original cloth. First Editions. Includes:
Cossio, M.B. Lo Que se Sabe de la Vida del Greco. Signed by Martinez With an "Ex libris" drawing on the front pastedown. Madrid: Victoriano Suarez, 1914.
Twain, Mark. Extracts from Adam's Diary. "Ex Libris Xavier Martinez" in ink on front pastedown. Signed by Becky London (daughter of Jack) on the front free endpaper. Laid in is a photograph of Martinez painting a portrait of Jack London. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904.
Maran, Rene. Batouala. "Xavier Martinez, his book" in ink on front pastedown, dated August 22, along with a drawing of a bird. Prospectus for the volume affixed to front free endpaper. First American Edition. New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1922.
Three volumes from the library of artist Xavier Martinez, with his signature on the front pastedowns. One book with a drawing by Martinez, one volume is additionally signed by Becky London.
Xavier Martínez (February 7, 1869 - January 13, 1943) was a California artist active in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was a well-known bohemian figure in San Francisco, the East Bay, and the Monterey Peninsula and one of the co-founders of two California artists' organizations and an art gallery. He painted in a tonalist style and also produced monotypes, etchings, and silverpoint.