Lewis, John (Author/Subject); Aydin, Andrew (Co-Author) & Powell, Nate (Artist/Illustrator). MARCH: BOOK TWO: THE LIMITED EDITION. Marietta, Georgia: Top Shelf Productions, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 195 pages. As New.

Volume Two of the author's autobiography, presented as a graphic novel in three consecutive volumes. One of the most important books of our time. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed hardcover copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition. The book remains available in innumerable subsequent printings. The Limited Edition has the same ISBN as the trade softcover. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Nate Powell: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Art by Nate Powell. The latter is deliberately and powerfully rendered in black-and-white, like a documentary film from the period. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in Canada to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition collectible format, John Lewis' "March: Book Two". The second volume of Congressman John Lewis' remarkable and moving journey as an African-American, and if we may say so (since he himself does not), as a great American. "A vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Reflects on the highs and lows of the Civil Rights Movement and brings those days back to life for a new audience, testifying to a Movement, whose echoes will be heard for generations" (Publisher's blurb). Book Two "lays out his involvement with sit-ins and the freedom rides as well as becoming Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and speaking at the March on Washington in 1963. Puts a human face on a struggle that many will know only from dry textbooks. Makes it clear that the Movement was far from a uniform entity, with disagreements often cropping up, some small, such as differing opinions about the wording in speeches, others much more serious, such as whether to respond to state aggression passively or violently" (Library Journal). One of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis' commitment to justice and non-violence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. His story is eloquently told. Its graphic-novel treatment is nothing less than a masterpiece of the illustrator's art: Nate Powell's cinematic visual style has such visceral immediacy and power that each volume in the trilogy serves not just as a draft/storyboard to an actual film, but has the look and feel of film itself, aided by the fact that John Lewis' story is told in flashbacks. "Visually stunning, the black-and-white illustrations convey the profound emotions of a terrible time, from Lewis' fears and pain while in prison to Governor George Wallace's sneering indifference during his 'Segregation Forever' speech" (Mahnaz Dar). An absolute "must-have" title for John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Slip. The latter is brilliantly designed as a public library borrower's card which is inserted into a pouch that is neatly pasted on the Front End Cover. The Slip is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Almost all other copies available online are subsequent printings. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest Americans of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO "MARCH" VOLUME ONE AND VOLUME THREE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1603094008. $300.00

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