This fascinating volume footnotes much of Louisiana's history, beginning with vignettes of the early French and Spanish settlers and plantation life through the period of slavery and beyond.This fascinating volume footnotes much of Louisiana's history, beginning with vignettes of the early French and Spanish settlers and plantation life through the period of slavery and beyond.Read Less
Suydam, E. H. Very Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Tight binding, good hinges and clean text......"A series of interlocking stories, from the beginnings of plantation life to the Civil War when slavery was abolished, when railroads destroyed Mississippi River commerce, and the economic structure of Louisiana life fell to pieces."
Nameplate front end paper, very good; dust jacket slightly chipped, spine sunned, good+. (xvi), 388 pp. Bibliography, index, color frontis, b/w illustrations, illustrated end papers E. H. Suydam. Originally published 1929.
VG. Dark brown ill. cloth, with black cloth spine. ix, 388 pp. Color frontispiece, several bw ills. Illustrated by E. H. Suydam. A chronicle divided into 4 sections of two centuries of Louisiana plantation life.
Illustrated by E H Suydam. Very Good with no dust jacket. The Century Co 1929; A detailed study, illustrated by E H Suydam, text good to very good in brown/dark cloth-pictorial cover (Some wear)-no dust jacket; 388 pages.
Very Good in None jacket. SIGNED 388 pages. SIGNED BY SAXON on title-page. Color frontispiece with tissue guard. Black & white illustrations by E.H. Suydam. Previous owner's bookplate on front flyleaf. Two-color cloth binding with gold design on front cover. Spine fade to gold lettering.
A savory blend of legends, journals, family histories and notorious characters , this collection is made more prized by historical accuracy and familiar places and names. Readers can pick up and put down this book over and over, and the stories are always new and poignant. It is reminiscent of an old family album, with whispered gossip, crusty characters, heroes and beauties. For natives of Louisiana and lovers of Old New Orleans, this book is a necessity in a home library.
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