Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1944. Large, thick octavo. Gilt cloth. Spine ends rubbed, front inner hinge cracked, a few marks to cloth, otherwise a near very good, sound copy. Item #WRCLIT66741

First edition of this retrospective anthology partaking of the heritage of THE FUGITIVE, PURSUIT, etc., with an historical introduction by the editor. A standout association copy, inscribed by the editor to Allen Tate: "For Allen, who, if I recall, is the Pappy of this baby. Dick Beatty." Of course, Tate looms large in the editor's introductory essay, "By Way of Background," and his poetry and prose feature among the contributions, including "Ode to the Confederate Dead."

Price: $750.00