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The Civil War: A Narrative

First Edition | First Printing


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Signed first printings of The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote, in first state dust jackets.

Thick octavo, [three volumes], [6], 840pp, [1]; [6], 988pp, [1]; [6], 1106pp, [1]. Gray cloth, title stamped in gilt over blue on spines. Stated “first printing” or “first edition” on copyright page of each volume. Top edge dyed blue. Illustrated endpapers. Previous ownership stamp on front endpapers of Volumes I and II. Solid text blocks, 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 Volumes I and II, wear to spine of Volume I from handling, a near fine set. (Nevins II: 13) (Dornbusch III: 1387) Signed by the author in Volumes I and II.

This set includes all three volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian and Red River to Appomattox.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Random House


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Foote | Shelby

Author Display

Shelby Foote