The Pulitzer Prize edition of R.E. Lee: A Biography by Douglas Southall Freeman, in the publisher’s shipping crate.
Octavo, [four volumes]. Bound in publisher’s blue-gray leatherette, title in gilt on spines. All volumes printed in 1936, after the award of the Pulitzer Prize for this work. Light foxing to endpapers, dust along top edge, soiling to outer edge of text block. Solid text block, free of any marks or notations. Illustrated with hundreds of maps, photographs and drawings. Housed in publisher’s scarce wood shipping crate, title and publisher printed on side panel.
Douglas Southall Freeman (1886 – 1953) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. He is considered one of the finest American historical writers, and his works make him one of the leading historians of his day. He won the Pulitzer Prize for this four-volume biography of Robert E. Lee in 1935. He considered his work, Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study In Command, to be his finest work. In 1958, he was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his last work, George Washington: A Biography.