First Edition of Shiloh; Signed by Shelby Foote
Foote, Shelby .$1,800.00
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.