Item #296264 [CIVIL WAR] [SIGNED] R. E. LEE. A BIOGRAPHY [4 VOLUMES]. Douglas Southall Freeman.
[CIVIL WAR] [SIGNED] R. E. LEE. A BIOGRAPHY [4 VOLUMES]
[CIVIL WAR] [SIGNED] R. E. LEE. A BIOGRAPHY [4 VOLUMES]
[CIVIL WAR] [SIGNED] R. E. LEE. A BIOGRAPHY [4 VOLUMES]

[CIVIL WAR] [SIGNED] R. E. LEE. A BIOGRAPHY [4 VOLUMES]

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1945.

Hard Cover. First Edition. Signed. Four 8vo. volumes (9 1/4” x 6 3/8”), in the publisher’s vermilion cloth bindings; xviii, [2], 647 pages, frontispiece; xi, [2], 621 pages, including Index for Volumes I and II, frontispiece.; xi [2] 559 pages, frontispiece; viii, [2], 594 pages, including the Index, frontispiece; there is spotting to the spine and front board near the gutter of Volume I; some scattered foxing to the four volumes, especially at the title pages; the set is signed in Volume I without inscription. It was while working as a newspaperman in Richmond that Douglas Freeman signed a contract to write a biography of Robert E. Lee. For years he worked from 4:30 a.m. on the newspaper and dedicated his afternoons to writing on Lee. His R. E. Lee, published in 4 volumes in 1934-1935, won a Pulitzer Prize and established his reputation. R. E. Lee is considered a masterful blend of military history and biography~~It was while working as a newspaperman in Richmond that Douglas Freeman signed a contract to write a biography of Robert E. Lee. For years he worked from 4:30 a.m. on the newspaper and dedicated his afternoons to writing on Lee. His R. E. Lee, published in 4 volumes in 1934-1935, won a Pulitzer Prize and established his reputation. (Nevins II, 57; In Tall Cotton 61; Howes F-350).

Very Good binding.
Item #296264

Price: $350.00

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