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The Idea of the South: Pursuit of a Central Theme

VANDIVER, Frank E. (editor)

Published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1964
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Small 4to. Blue and grey cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 82pp. Fine/near fine. Exceptionally tight and handsome first edition of this well-known essay collection, a volume in the "Rice University Semicentennial Series." Seven "Who's Who" contributors: Vandiver himself, Richard B. Harwell, Hugh B. Patterson Jr., Louis D. Rubin Jr., George B. Tindall, Walter Prescott Webb and T. Harry Williams. This copy bears an unusual autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed from T. Harry Williams, 1p, 5" X 8", Baton Rouge, LA, 1977 March 7. Addressed to Ralph G. Newman (1912-98), founder of Chicago's noted Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. Fine. Brief, chatty note to a friend: "We have been over to see Lady Bird [Johnson], and the biography is under way. She seemed to like us and promised her cooperation. Mrs. [William B.] Hesseltine died on February 21 of a heart attack." Signed simply "Harry" in blue ballpoint. Williams (1909-79) won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his 1970 biography "Huey Long," but his best known work is the1951 "Lincoln and His Generals." In 1973 Williams' article "Huey, Lyndon, and Southern Radicalism" was published in the "Journal of American History," but this Williams letter clearly references a post-1973 visit to Mrs. Johnson, the purpose of which is unclear. Williams letters and autograph material are surprisingly scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 35419

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Title: The Idea of the South: Pursuit of a Central ...

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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