A Luxurious Leather Bound Set for Your Library
SHELBY FOOTE: THE CIVIL WAR: A NARRATIVE. Signed Limited Edition - Collector's Edition matching 3 volume set. A great unique gift for yourself or for a loved one. Beautifully illustrated and bound in full genuine leather. A beautiful and important book collection. This has been highly regarded as Shelby Foote's masterpiece as it has taken him over 20 years to compose. The set is desirable in both its quality and detail.
- Volume 1: " Fort Sumter to Perryville," (Personally signed by the late Shelby Foote) 810 pages with extensive index, and illustrated with 46 maps.
- Volume 2: "Fredericksburg to Meridian," 966 pages with extensive index, and illustrated with 50 maps.
- Volume 3: "Red River To Appomattox," 1,060 pages with extensive index, and illustrated with 49 maps and color endpaper maps.
This collection features over 2,000 pages and over 145 maps. Each volume measures 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". A very special signed limited edition set of Shelby Foote's monumental work. This is the extraordinary leather bound set published by Easton Press.
"One of the historical and literary achievements of our time." -Washington Post Book World
Condition: Very Fine for the three volumes. AS NEW and sealed in the original shrink-wrap. The condition is of the highest quality. A wonderful bright clean copy. Free of markings, writings, or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Unread. Not even a single scratch on the gilded page edges. Includes unattached Ex-Libris bookplate for your own personalization.
Includes the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
About the series:
A series of three volumes that took him twenty years to complete, Foote's highly acclaimed THE CIVIL WAR: A NARRATIVE, vividly brings to life every major figure, every significant battle, and every important issue of America's cataclysmic Civil War. So great was Foote's reputation and knowledge that documentary filmaker Ken Burns sought his skill and presence for his reknowned The Civil War Series on PBS. Considered one of the definitive Civil War narratives as well as one of the 20th-century's greatest works of nonfiction, this three-volume history presents the true events, the battles, and biographies of significant figures on both sides of the conflict.
Shelby Foote begins a tremendous, sweeping narrative of the most fascinating conflict in our history---a war which lasted four long, bitter years, an experience more profound and meaningful than any other the American people have ever lived through. And perhaps never before have these conflicts been so clearly, so dramatically---and so excitingly---presented. The word 'narrative' is the key, not only to this extraordinary book's incandescence, but also to its truth. Already recognized as one of the finest histories ever fashioned by an American, this is a narrative of over a million and a half words which recreates on a vast and brilliant canvas the events and personalities of an American epic: The Civil War. Three volume set.
About the author:
Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. (November 17, 1916 - June 27, 2005) was an American novelist and a noted historian of the American Civil War, who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a massive, three-volume history of the war. With geographic and cultural roots in the Mississippi Delta, Foote's life and writing paralleled the radical shift from the agrarian planter system of the Old South to the Civil Rights era of the New South. Foote was relatively unknown to the general public for most of his life until his appearance in Ken Burns's PBS documentary The Civil War in 1990, where he introduced a generation of Americans to a war that he believed was "central to all our lives."
- Easton Press (1991)
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