Dreadful Conversions [Will Barnet's copy]; The Making of Catholic Socialist
New York: Fordham University Press, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. 355 pp.
Association copy. Inscribed on front free endpaper from Cort: "For Will Barnet, artist supreme, who shares my love for women and the sea. John C. Cort 11/28/03" Bookplate of Daniel Wright on same page. Minor shelf wear to jackets.
This is an inscribed first edition memoir inscribed by activist John Cyrus Cort (1913-2006) to American artist Will Barnet (1911-2012). Barnet, whose body of work spanned 80 years, was a recipient of many awards including a National Medal of Arts awarded by President Obama and the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the government of France. Cort was a prominent Christian Socialist activist and thinker as well as co-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America for some years. Very good / very good. Item #2691