LOST MANSIONS OF MISSISSIPPI.

Miller, Mary Carol.

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First edition, first printing (per publisher's requisite number line upon copyright page) INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. xvi, 123 pages. Hardcover: H 26.25cm x L 21.25cm. Dust jacket lightly rubbed with scratch to rear panel. Dark slate gray cloth with vibrant silver stamped spine lettering. Author's six-line ink inscription upon the title page: "To Miss Edith - | Merry Christmas | and | Best wishes | Mary Carol | Miller." Interior pages are otherwise bright and clean. Binding is firm. A near fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket with Miller's signature upon the title page. Features b/w photographs (including frontispiece), b/w illustrations (including plans), Preface, Introduction, Appendix, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Miller examines notable residential structures lost to fire and neglect throughout Mississippi within twelve chapters reviewing examples in Natchez, Woodville, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, Hinds and Madison counties, north central Mississippi, Holly Springs, Ripley, Aberdeen, Columbus, the Gulf Coast, and the Delta region. ISBN 0878058885. Bookseller Inventory #

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From the Back Cover: Each year thousands of tourists flock to Mississippi to view the state's many architectural treasures, but few realize that these impressive homes are only the faint remnant of a phenomenal legacy. For every mansion that exists, dozens have vanished forever. Most fell victim to fires and neglect. Their sole vestiges may be only a weed-choked lot in a bypassed town or a mysterious row of stately oaks leading nowhere in the middle of a soybean field. However, these homes have not disappeared without a record. Illustrations, vintage photographs, artists' renderings, and architectural plans trace their history and provide the evocative record of dwellings that once existed along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coasts, in the Delta region, and in other regions of the state. Over seven decades, from 1790 to 1865, an era of unparalleled prosperity and architectural opulence fostered the creation of magnificent houses in a variety of style - Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Gothic - that defined the architecture of Mississippi and the South. Here in this historical survey of showplaces that were destroyed by flames or by wrecking crews, nearly sixty notable houses and the families who lived in them are described. Included are Windsor, Annandale, Ingleside, Malmaison, LaGrange, Morro Castle, The Grove, and many others.

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Title: LOST MANSIONS OF MISSISSIPPI.
Publisher: Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1996.

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