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Foote, Shelby
The Civil War. Van Allen Bradley's REVIEW COPY, with His Review on Rear Panel of Volume Two and His Markings for the Format of a One Volume Edition on Volume 1 Jacket
Random House, New York (1958 - 63 - 74). First printings, all in first issue dust jackets. An ASSOCIATION COPY; Journalist and author Van Allen Bradley's copy, with his review on the rear panel of volume two dust jacket, with publisher's review slip and a form letter from the publisher stating: "Recently, Bennett Cerf asked Shelby Foote if he would care to undertake the project and discovered that precisely such a book had been Shelby's dream child for twenty years; that ever since boyhood he had been planning it and collecting material. The result of their meeting will be a A SHORT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR running to about 200,000 words and scheduled for publication sometime in 1956. Random House believes it will be a highspot, first in its Lifetime Library series and, some years later, in the Modern Library." With "Van Allen Bradley's copy" written in pencil in upper margin. Three volumes: volume I, Ft. Sumter to Perryville, with "11/58" on rear flap of dust jacket and price of $10.00 on the front flap; volume II, Fredricksburg to Meridian, with date of "11/63" on front flap of dust jacket and price of $12.50; volume III, Red River to Appomattox, with date of "11/74" on rear flap of dust jacket and price of $20.00 on front flap. An exceptional set, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; dust jackets are so near to fine. Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. (1916-2005). This set of 3 volumes was issued over a 16 year period and was well-received and much respected by Civil War buffs. Interest in this work zoomed to the stratosphere, when in 1990, Ken Burns' eleven ho … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Sun City West, AZ, U.S.A.]
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