New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, . Hardcover. 8vo. Tan cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 1513pp. Map front endpaper, genealogical chart rear endpaper. Very good/very good. Faint jacket edgewear, with single chip at head of spine and old inoffensive mends on verso. Item #41734
A tight, attractive early one-volume edition of this thick multi-generational fictional Civil War saga -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed from Williams, 1p, 7" X 10¼", Chestnut Hills, MA, 18 March 1941. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Near fine. On personal letterhead, Williams thanks this young admirer "for your birthday letter. Such greetings are pleasant indeed!" Bold full signature. Williams (1889-1953) was a prolific American novelist and short story writer.