First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #001982
Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1962. First Edition with no additional printings listed. Signed by editor Betsy Fleet with brief inscription to Willadene, Jack, and Jon Price on full title. Octavo; xxiv, 374pp. Illustrated throughout. Illustrated dustjacket with original $8.50 price; book in green cloth with white lettering to spine. Clean tears along either side of fold at head of spine, with a smaller tear at top back, a small chip at bottom back, and fading to spine. Slight outward bow to front board and a bit of a roll to spine, else covers clean and sturdy. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
The journal of young "Benny" Fleet, a child who grew up in a plantation home in Tidewater, Virginia, along with supplementary letters from his brother Fred, a soldier in the Confederate army, and his parents. [Nevins II-190] Signed Wiladene Price of Alexandria, Virginia, who authored biographies of Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore, and of Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, who designed the Statue of Liberty.