Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 4to. 208 pages, indexed. Hardcover with a brown pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to the jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the Title Page. There is also a prior owner's signature on the front flyleaf. A sound, clean copy. Includes the supplement laid in loosely at the rear.
Quarto, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, marbled endpapers, 208 pp. With bound Supplement. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Between the Catawba and South Fork Rivers lies a place known as Belmont, a sort of Piedmont peninsula. The currents of its two rivers have kept Belmont connected to the flow of history. Yet the rivers may have protected Belmont from being overrun by that "progress" that has parched the identity of so much of the New South. It is a city distinct from the rest of its region, from the United States and from the world. Thus, while their values have remained relatively unchanged, the people of Belmont have been integral to the time-swept story of the Carolinas. Though Belmont's lifeblood flows through roots sunk deep in the past, the people here have always been ready to chart their own course into the future. Eighteenth-century families, drifting down Indian and game trails, sought security and simplicity here. Members of these same families were quick to join the rebellion against the Crown, and, in fact, they were chiefly responsible for the British defeat which Thomas Jefferson called the turn of the tide in the American Revolution...
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