Homage to Mistress Bradstreet. With Pictures by Ben Shahn
New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1956. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Original pictorial paper-covered boards; dustjacket; 57, (4)pp. Mild rubbing to bottom board edges, else Near Fine in the original pictorial dustwrapper, slightly faded on spine but unclipped, easily Very Good.
Ben Shahn provided the text illustrations as well as the jacket and board designs. This is Shahn's file copy, unsigned but with his private catalogue number ("69") neatly inked at base of jacket's front panel, and with his estate label on front pastedown. Berryman's landmark third book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1956 (though Berryman would not actually win the Pulitzer until 1964, for Dream Songs).