VG+ Old Plantation Days Archibald Rutledge SIGNED 1921 FIRST EDITION RARE
This is his fifth work. Written in the form of a letter to her granddaughter, the author of this little book describes her plantation childhood, her marriage and parenthood, and her experiences during the Civil War and Reconstruction. In response to what she believed were misconceptions about antebellum Southern slavery, she argues that while some slaveholders were cruel, the majority were conscientious about the well-being of their servants and looked upon them as members of the household. Author: Archibald Rutledge, SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE. Signature has been checked with multiple other known signed books and the handwriting is consistently a match. Rutledge is author of dozens of books about hunting and is perhaps most well known as South Carolina's most beloved poet laureate. His former home, Hampton Plantation, is a state operated park and is open to the public. Rutledge's notable descendants to name only a couple include two former South Carolina governors (his grandfathers) and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. During his career he had conferred on him twenty honorary degrees and more than thirty medals for nature writing. His portrait hangs in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Rutledge continues to be one of the South's most beloved and respected authors. Pub date: 1921, first edition. Measures 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.5. Condition: Please examine pictures closely. Front cover has some wear along top edge, back cover has a faint stain, otherwise clean. Some light mottling from age on front two pages.
Cover and spine corners with some bumping. Binding tight and together, all pages intact. Previous owners dedication on front page. Pages are clean and crisp without writing or staining. Overall a gem of a book!
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- Binding: Hardcover
- Modification Description: SIGNED BY AUTHOR
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Signed: Yes
- Author: Archibald Rutledge
- Topic: Literature
- Modified Item: Yes
- Subject: Hunting
- Year Printed: 1921