"THE BASIC AND CONTINUOUSLY RECURRING THEME HEREIN": SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF SANDBURG'S ONLY NOVEL
SANDBURG, Carl. Remembrance Rock. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1948). Two volumes. Octavo, original blue cloth, cream paper spine labels, original acetate dust jackets, original slipcase. $650.
Signed limited first edition, number 440 of 1000 signed copies of Sandburg's "panoramic historical novel."
Sandburg's only novel is based on four well-known events in American history: the arrival of Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, the Revolutionary battle at Valley Forge, John Brown and the Civil War, and events leading up to World War II. "The tale follows a pendant struck in 1607 and passed down through American history… An ambitious, almost panoramic historical novel, Remembrance Rock achieves Sandburg's stated aim, to write "an epic, weaving the mystery of the American Dream with the costly toil and bloody struggles that have gone to keep alive and carry further that dream" (Kenan Heise). Heise 37.