Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1980. Arthur Rackham. Easton Press First Edition in "The Collector's Library of Famous Editions" series. Gilt-stamped leather. 4to (10 1/4" x 7 1/8" x 1")', full brown leather with all edges protected with .22k gold foil, 4 raised bands, gilt tooling to the spine and boards with tan moiré end-papers & gold ribbon page-marker; Illustrated with sepia frontispiece of Stephen Crane and severaal full-page facing plates with mono-color sepia reproductions of art by John Steuart Curry; Introduction by Carl Van Doren; a volume in the Easton Press "The Collector's Library of Famous Editions" series; xiii [xiv-xvi] + 170 pages. Weight: 1 lb. 15 oz. Fine / None. Item #8583
Fine leather bound copy of an attractively illustrated edition of this classic about a soldier's dangers faced during the Civil War.
Fine reprint of an edition first published in 1944 by the George Macy Companies.
Stephen Crane (1871 – 1900) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. The Red Badge of Courageb has become an American classic.
John Steuart Curry (1897 – 1946) was an American Regionalist painter who was noted for his paintings depicting rural life in his home state, Kansas. Along with Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, he was hailed as one of the three great painters of American Regionalism of the first half of the twentieth century. Curry's artistic production was varied, including paintings, book illustrations, prints, and posters.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION: internally tight, clean, bright. No previous owner markings.