New York: (Arrow Editions), (1935). First printing. Color frontispiece by Ben Shahn. Cloth hardcover. Octavo. 37 pages. Near fine. Bound in dark brown cloth over board with spine and upper board titled in silver, light brown endpapers. A few light scuffs to cloth and a hint of browning to textblock, otherwise clean and sound.
This unusual item is E. E. Cummings' vision of Uncle Tom's Cabin as a ballet, suggested--according to the dedication--by Marion Morehouse, his longtime companion. The ballet has never been performed.
The frontispiece is a color illustration of Tom standing full length, by Ben Shahn.
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