Rutledge, Archibald. My Colonel and his Lady. Indianapolis, IN: 1937. (Signed First Edition)

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Rutledge, Archibald.  My Colonel and his Lady. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1937. First Edition. Signed by Author.

Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Near Fine Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Size: 7.5"-8" - Small Octavo (Sm. 8vo). 189 pages.

A near fine copy signed under the title on the half-title page by Rutledge, who was poet laureate with a VG- dust jacket now protected in a Brodart sleeve. Rutledge recreates "[b]right pictures of plantation life--tender, humorous, dramatic--. . . as they appeared to a boy's keen eyes: Hampton Hall at Christmas. . . . Against this rich background Archibald Rutledge sets the delightful figures of his father and mother" (from the back panel of the dust jacket).

Hardbound in gray cloth with title and decoration (sword) in red. Corners are sharp and the only defect in the binding is a bump at the top of the spine.

Price-clipped dust jacket is in VG- condition and is now protected in an archival Brodart sleeve. It has creases and chipping at the top of the front flap where it appears the jacket had ridden up above the boards. There is a half-inch tear at the top of the front fold with a chip at the top. The front panel retains its bright yellow and deep red colors colors. Some loss at the top of the spine (corresponding to the bump), which is a bit sun-faded. Some closed tears along the bottom of the back panel. There is some light foxing on the back of the spine.

Text block is tight, bright and unmarked. Two facing pages have a rectangular area slightly browned from a newspaper clipping that was left in the book. A previous price written in pencil is at the top of the front free endpaper. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. 

Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 10 oz. Category: Fiction; United States; 1930s; ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1107.
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