OLE CREOLE DAYS, G.W. CABLE Limited Edition 149 of 204 Copies, 1897 Japan Vellum
OLE CREOLE DAYS by George W. CABLE ~ Special Limited Edition, #149 of 204 Copies 1897, Printed on Japanese Vellum
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1897)
Very rare, special, limited edition numbered 149 out of 204 copies of "Old Creole Days" by George W. Cable printed on Japanese vellum. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for two repaired small tears on the outer fore-edge. Two light stain spots are on the lower part of the back board and front board. The hand-cut pages and lithographs by Albert Herter are crisp, clean and retain their original tissue papers. A collection of seven romantic tales, this was Cable's first published book. This is a very scarce, limited numbered luxury edition. Please see below for more information on the author and his works!
Description and Biography
A collection of seven romantic tales,
this was Cable's first published book. George Cable led a varied and
interesting life, including stints in the Confederate Army, in newspaper
work in New Orleans and as a writer. He became known in American
literature as an artist and a social chronicler, using, for example
Creole, in addition to English. His writings span the American South and
Cable was considered the "leader in the noteworthy literary movement
which has influenced nearly all southern writers" since the Civil War.
In this literary school, the primary emphasis was on the portrayal of
"local scenes, characters and historical episodes with accuracy instead
of merely imaginative romanticism, and to interest readers by fidelity
and sympathy in the portrayal of things well known to the authors."