New York (1958 - 63 - 74): Random House. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine / About Fine. Item #08262
First printings, all in first issue dust jackets. INSCRIBED IN VOLUME 1 TO ANNE MERIWETHER. An exceptional set, in 3 volumes: volume I, Ft. Sumter to Perryville, with "11/58" on rear flap of dust jacket and price of $10.00 on the front flap; volume II,Fredricksburg to Meridian, with date of "11/63" on front flap of dust jacket and price of $12.50; volume III, Red River to Appomattox, with date of "11/74" on rear flap of dust jacket and price of $20.00 on front flap. A exceptional set, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; dust jackets are very good + to fine. Volume I is inscribed thus: "For Anne Meriwether / from Shelby Foote / Charleston / 24 June 95." Anne Meriwether, was wife of James B. Meriwether (1928-2007). He was author, editor and critic, produced 120 works in 312 publications, in 3 languages; was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities. Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. (1916-2005) rarely signed his books. Most signed copies are signed on a page tipped-in by the publisher - copies signed on the FEP of the book itself, as is the present copy, are quite scarce on the market. This set of 3 volumes was issued over a 16 year period and was well-received and much respected by Civil War buffs. Interest in this work zoomed to the stratosphere, when in 1990, Ken Burns' eleven hour documentary was shown on PBS of "The Civil War."