The Epic of America.

"with sincere gratitude" First Edition of James Truslow Adams' The Epic of America; Warmly Inscribed by Him

The Epic of America.

ADAMS, John Truslow.


Item Number: 138823

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1947.

Early printing of the work which introduced the term “American dream” into the lexicon and the “single best volume of American history” (Allan Nevins). Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Miss Barbara Hegg, with the kind regards of  James Truslow Adams.” In near fine condition. Illustrated by M.J. Gallagher. Uncommon signed and inscribed.

"Mr. Adams narrates the 'epic' of America with insight, sympathy and brilliant effect. The thought is suggestive and the narrative or pictorial quality graphic. In short, Mr. Adams has given us a real 'epic of America'" (The Springfield Republican).

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