First Edition of Shiloh; Signed by Shelby Foote
Foote, Shelby .$3,200.00
Item Number: 41036
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.
Shiloh owes much to William Faulkner in the slow, elegant cadence of its storytelling. Its narrative also resembles Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage"; a similarity reinforced by the fact that Foote wrote an introduction to an edition of Crane's work some forty years later.
Other Books by this Author
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, 1950.
First edition of this Faulknerian novel by the author of the acclaimed trilogy The Civil War. Octavo, original cloth. 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.
"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": First Editions of Shelby Footes Classic Civil War Trilogy; Each Signed by Him
The Civil War: A Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville; Fredericksburg to Meridian; Red River to Appomattox.
New York: Random House, 1958-74.
First editions of the author’s authoritative text on The Civil War. Octavo, 3 volumes, map endpapers. All three volumes are signed by Shelby Foote on the half title page. Each are fine in near fine dust jackets with a touch of rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Complete sets of the Civil War signed by Foote are scarce.
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. Inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow writer James Jones in the year of publication, “To my friend James Jones: Shelby Foote Greenville, Mississippi 15 April 1952.” In Shelby Foote: A Writer’s Life by Stuart Chapman, James Jones’s visit is mentioned: “He set out to write the article but was interrupted by James Jones, the author of From Here to Eternity, who stopped over in Greenville with ‘a milelong aluminum trailer and with three blackclad motorcyclists for outriders, like a Nazi general.’ After surviving a hangover that saddled him for several days afterwards, Foote sat down to hammer out the article.” An outstanding association copy, linking two important writers of war literature. Stamp commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Random House/ Modern Library, 1994.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author opposite the half title page to friend Bill Starr, “For Bill from Shelby Foote Memphis 24 June 95.” Bill Starr was the author of several books, a prize-winning journalist and friend of Shelby Foote. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Review slip laid in.
"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 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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
First edition, later printing of the economist’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated boards, no dust jacket was issued. Signed by Gary Becker on the title page. Rare and desirable signed.
"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it": First Edition of Two Lucky People; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed, “For Kristin, more power to you, Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman below his signature. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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New York: Barron's, 1927.
First edition of the Wall Street legend’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Carret on the title page. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with a few small chips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.