In 1859, after a dozen years in the diplomatic service, Richard Acton returns home to Avalon, his family's Lowcountry home. He rides through a mist of "fateful foreboding" hanging over the shadow-darkened pine woods and moss-draped live oaks. World weary from his travels that included time in Czarist Russia and in Paris, Acton is shocked to find the quiet beauty of the Lowcountry shattered by wild talk of secession. Thus the stage is set by Barbara L. Bellows in her introduction to this re-edition of Herbert Ravenel Sass's ...
In 1859, after a dozen years in the diplomatic service, Richard Acton returns home to Avalon, his family's Lowcountry home. He rides through a mist of "fateful foreboding" hanging over the shadow-darkened pine woods and moss-draped live oaks. World weary from his travels that included time in Czarist Russia and in Paris, Acton is shocked to find the quiet beauty of the Lowcountry shattered by wild talk of secession. Thus the stage is set by Barbara L. Bellows in her introduction to this re-edition of Herbert Ravenel Sass's Look Back to Glory, a classic Southern novel of antebellum memories and Civil War and Reconstruction realities originally published in 1933. Written during the period of southern literary renaissance, Look Back to Glory takes a unique look at the Civil War and its consequences for the economy of the South. When many of his contemporaries were perpetuating a view of the South as morally and intellectually inferior, Sass posited that the antebellum South held an agricultural and economic wisdom that the country could learn from as it struggled through bankruptcy and depression in the 1930s.
Very Good. This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have only minor wear with pristine orange lettering. There is a crack in the first signature at the title page. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket has edgewear and minor chipping but is now attractive in Brodart protection. Dustjacket lists Grosset & Dunlap. Original Price is clipped. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark.
Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Good. No Jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. The hard cover has light wear with fade and dark stain to the top of the spine....Yellowing pages....The front of the used-to-be partical jacket is glued to the first page......................We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by..
Good. Signed by Author. This hardcover book is Signed by Herbert Ravenel Sass on the free end page without inscription. The red boards show only very minor wear on the points and extremities. The gilt is not pristine but is legible. The pages are clean, with a small number of corner folds. There is a crack at the title page with some loosening. The front board has a bit of a curve. No Jacket. Previous owner plate inside front board.
Very Good. No DJ. Light shelf/edge wear, upper corners gently bumped, bottom corner through, light sunning at spine, very minor fraying at head, minor age toning at text block edges and endpages, small sticker ghost on ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. Red cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, in blind decorative elements. 8vo. 360pp. Tipped in page indicates that this is the Charleston Edition and is number 259 of 500, signed by the author. Noted flaws notwithstanding, this is a rather handsome copy of the limited edition of this noted work.
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