Held, John Jr.
Title The Saga of Frankie and Johnny
Book Condition Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York Clarkson N. Potter 1972
Illustrator Illustrated by John Held Jr.
Seller ID 16110
Light wear to extremities. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light water staining on upper front, short tear top edge. Top page corners appear bumped. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; Woodcuts; 25 pages; An illustrated edition featuring the jazz-era folk song "Frankie and Johnny". This book was originally published towards the end of the 1920's, but the bawdy woodcuts were considered too risque for the times. John Held Jr's twenty three woodcuts (one for each verse) are shown in this volume.
Folklore Frankie and Johnny