First Edition of Shelby Foote's Follow Me Down; Inscribed by Him
Follow Me Down.
Item Number: 42010
New York: Dial Press, 1950.
First edition of this Faulknerian novel by the author of the acclaimed trilogy The Civil War. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dorothy Abbott from Shelby Foote Memphis 30 Jan 81.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear.
Follow Me Down is a mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and murder by the author of The Civil War: A Narrative. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote's novel compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving for redemption.
Other Books by this Author
"Up to now he had spoken slowly, pausing between phrases. But now the words came fast, like fencing thrusts.": First Edition of Shelby Foote's Love in A Dry Season; Inscribed by Him
New York: The Dial Press, 1951.
First edition of Foote’s third novel which anticipates much of the subject matter of his monumental Civil War trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Dennis Cross from Shelby Foote 13 Oct 90.” The recipient was a friend of Foote’s. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads": Shelby Footes Classic Civil War Trilogy; With a laid in signed letter
The Civil War: A Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville; Fredericksburg to Meridian; Red River to Appomattox.
New York: Random House, 1958-74.
Early printings of the author’s authoritative text on The Civil War. Octavo, 3 volumes, cartographic endpapers. With a laid in signed letter from Shelby Foote is dated May 4th, 1991 Memphis and reads, “Dear Mr. Ward, 4 May 91, Memphis I thank you for the invitation to visit Hotchkiss and the CWRT next January, but I hope to be back at my desk where I belong, hard at work and determined not to glance aside. With Best Wishes, Shelby Foote.” Each are near fine to fine in near fine dust jackets with light rubbing.
Palaemon Press Limited, 1981.
Signed limited edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. In fine condition. Signed by Shelby Foote, number 100 of 100 copies, and Foote has written Last. Rare.
New York: Dial Press, 1952.
First edition of Foote’s classic fictional re-creation of the battle of Shiloh in April 1862. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Shelby Foote on the half title page. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare signed.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
First Edition of The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward; Inscribed By Benoit Mandelbrot
New York: Basic Books, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page, “For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.