New York: Walker and Company, 1973. Eric Sloane. First Edition. Cloth. PRESENTATION COPY with LIBERTY BELL SKETCH SIGNED by the Author-Illustrator, small 4to (10 1/2" x 7 1/2"), pebble-grain beige board with light gray-blue lettering on spine and image of Liberty Bell on cover, 26 B&W illustrations by Eric Sloan--many double-spread chapter headings, 64 pages. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2150
An uplifting book that author-illustrator Eric Sloan prepared for America's BiCentenniel in 1776. The volume has a series of his double-spread illustrations as headings for thoughtful chapters on distinctive American moral characteristics--or "Spirits of": Respect, Hard Work, Frugality, Thankfulness, Pioneering, Godliness, Agronomy, Time, Independence, Awareness, and Hope.
Condition: Bright, tight, clean copy. The title page and page  have a relatively unobtrusive embossed and uninked circular ownership seal stating "D&B / Library of Don & Bettina Blair" (1 1/2" Diam.).