Winston Salem: Palaemon Press Limited, (1981). First edition. Paperback. 4to. One of 140 numbered and signed copies, of which 40 were numbered I-XL (for private distribution) and 100 were numbered 1-100. This copy is #71 and is signed by Shelby Foote on the colophon page. First separate publication. Foote, famous for his trilogy of the Civil War, responding to the observation that it took him five times as long to write about the civil war as its participants took to fight it, he pointed out that "there were a good many more of them than there was of me." Inspired by the works of Tacitus, Thucydides, Gibbon and, more surprising, Marcel Proust, Mr. Foote's own specially prized writer for prose style, psychological insight and the sweep of his vision, he created a history as written by a novelist, with due bows to a line that included Tolstoy, Stendhal and Stephen Crane. A fine copy in the original tall blue wrappers with cover label. Item #13798

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