ABRAHAM LINCOLN by James Daugherty


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This is another of the marginal books -- I could not quite make up my mind whether it was intended for young or old -- or all ages. Your market will probably be all ages, though it may start with young people, to whom already Daugherty is an accepted personality among strictly American artists. There's a ruggedness, a vigor, a vitality to his work that fits admirably the whole spirit of Lincoln. And his text seems at one with his pictures. There's a rhythm to his prose that makes one feel that he and Lincoln would have understood each other. Sell this beautiful volume in both departments; Daugherty already has a Daniel Boone and a Poor Richard and this belongs beside them. The illustrations are lithographs, done on stone, and beautifully reproduced.

Pub Date: Nov. 22nd, 1943
Publisher: Viking