First edition, first printings of The Civil War: A Narrative, by author and historian Shelby Foote, in first state dust jackets.
Thick octavo, [three volumes], , 840pp, ; , 988pp, ; , 1106pp, . Gray cloth, title stamped in gilt on spines over blue. Stated “first printing” or “first edition” on copyright page of each volume. Top edge dyed blue. Illustrated endpapers. Solid text blocks, faint rubbing to cloth, light wear from handling, all near fine examples. In the publisher’s first state dust jackets, $10.00 with “11/58” in Volume I, $12.50 with “11/63” in Volume II and $20.00 with “11/74” in Volume III. All three dust jackets with light toning to spine, primarily to Volume I and II, shallow chipping to top edge of spines, notation in pen on front flap of Volume II, all very good examples. (Nevins II, 13) (Dornbusch III, 1387) An attractive set.
This set includes all three volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian and Red River to Appomattox.