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Benét, Stephen Vincent; John Steuart Curry, illus. John Brown's body: A poem. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1948. Folio (29.5 cm, 11.6"). xvi, , 454,  pp.; 14 col. plts. (some double-spread). $60.00
A dignified yet intense Limited Editions Club production of Benét's Pulitzer Prize–winning historical poem, with an introduction by Douglas Southall Freeman, decorative panels and initials done by Elizabeth Friedlander, and => 14 oil-painted illustrations by John Steuart Curry, who passed away before the edition was printed; the colophon describes these illustrations as his final work. The volume was designed by => Francis Maynell (who set the text in black and red, and supplied a note explaining all typographical choices), and bound by the Russell-Rutter Company in full rough scarlet linen with gilt-stamped blue leather labels.
This is numbered copy 1157 of 1500 printed.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 192. Bound as above; slipcase lacking, spine sunned (as usually seen) and with spots of staining. Pages and plates crisp and fresh. (41403) Please RESHELVE This.
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