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
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.
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.
"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, cartographic 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 first printings of the Civil War signed by Foote are scarce.
"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.
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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"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. 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.