SIGNED by AUTHOR. It reads: "For Richard Harwell/ with best wishes/ Berry Fleming." Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown has initials "RBH". This copy appears to have been inscribed to the Southern history author, Richard Barksdale Harwell based in Washington, Georgia. Each year, the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta gives out the Richard B. Harwell Award for the best book written on the Civil War in the preceding year. This edition is a Limited Numbered Edition, #59 of 496 copies. Book is in Fair condition with fading to spine. Edgeworn, title pastedown on front board has some staining, bumping to front board, slightly bowed. Darkening to pages. No jacket. Wrapped in clear plastic. 11 pgs. A hard book to find, even more rare to find it signed. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Ode: For the Night of the Day After ...
Verlag: Berry Fleming
Auflage: Limited Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Privately Printed,, Chicago:, 1943. Hardcover. Zustand: VG. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. Limited edition in black cloth with very mild cover wear. Pages tight, clean, unmarked. No DJ. ; Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 37330
Buchbeschreibung Chicago: Privately Printed, 1943., 1943. Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. limited edition. 1-496 numbered copies, this being number 59. 12mo. 11 pp. Original dark gray cloth binding with printed paper label front cover. INSCRIBED by Fleming on the front free endpaper to noted civil ar scholar, Richard Harwell, and the recipient's period small bookplate front pastedown. Spine sunned else tight, near fine. Inscribed by Author(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 17506
Buchbeschreibung Privately printed, Chicago, 1943. Hardcover. 16mo. Black cloth with white paper front board label. 11pp (uncut). Near fine. Edition limited to 496 numbered copies (this #241). Beautifully printed and issued without dust jacket. Fleming has boldly signed the half-title page in black ink. This copy has a fine addition as well: Laid in is a custom-printed Christmas keepsake created by noted Civil War scholar Richard Harwell (1915-88), a 4-page self cover on heavy cream stock in original (unmailed) special envelope, undated but likely 1981. Fine. Titled "Christmas Gift / 1943-1776" in red ink, Harwell (who was also a Margaret Mitchell scholar and owned one of the largest "Gone With the Wind" collections in the country) tells a tale relevant to Fleming's "Ode." He begins, "Among Margaret Mitchell's Christmas gifts in 1943 was a book by her friend Berry Fleming, the distinguished novelist from Augusta. It was Fleming's 'Ode for the Night After Thanksgiving Day 1932.' Fleming's 'Ode' is a small book, its brief text filling only eleven pages. It was published in 1943 in a strictly limited edition, handsomely designed by Georgette Roux, a patient of a good friend of both novelists, Dr. Hervey Cleckley." Harwell then quotes briefly from Fleming's poem and from Mitchell's thank-you note, written in verse, and notes how he succeeded in getting Fleming to send him a spare copy of this book in 1976. Cleckley (1903-84), by the way, was apparently also the book's unnamed publisher - and is best known as the psychiatrist and psychopathy researcher who authored the 1956 hit "The Three Faces of Eve." Harwell's keepsake is actually much scarcer than Fleming's book, having been produced in a tiny quantity for distribution to friends and colleagues. A superb copy of this scarce title with an even scarcer add-on. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 1334