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Archibald Rutledge

OLD PLANTATION DAYS

Signed by Mr. Rutledge
Eddy Press First Printing, 1913

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge, Signed First Printing, 1913

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OLD PLANTATION DAYS
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OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge, Signed First Printing, 1913
Front Cover
 
OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge, Signed 1st Printing, 1913
Spine and Front Cover

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge - 1st Printing
Full Angle of Title Page and Frontispiece Illustration

OLD PLANTATION D AYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Author's Signature on First Blank Page

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Table of Contents

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Sample Text 1 - The First Story in OLD PLANTATION DAYS


Close Angle of Frontispiece Illustration

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge, Signed First Printing, 1913
Detail of Eddy Press, Private Publisher

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge, Signed First Printing, 1913
Front Cover with Bottom and Front Page Edges

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge, Signed First Printing, 1913
Full Angle of Gift Recipient Inscription

OLD PLANTATION D AYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Detail of Inscription of Victor M. Birely (the Seller's grandfather)

OLD PLANTATION D AYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Archibald Rutledge Signature on First Blank Page

OLD PLANTATION D AYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Rear Cover

OLD PLANTATION D AYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Announcement, The Eddy Press (Publisher), and Contents

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Sample Text 2 - "The Black  Mallard"

OLD PLANTATION D AYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Sample Illustration 2

OLD PLANTATION D AYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Front Cover and Page Edge Angle

OLD PLANTATION DAYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913
Full Angle of End Pages with Recipient's "No. 24"

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OLD PLANTATION D AYS - Archibald Rutledge - Signed First Printing, 1913

ARCHIBALD HAMILTON RUTLEDGE

     Archibald Rutledge was born in McClellanville, South Carolina, on October 23, 1883. His parents were Colonel Henry Middleton and Margaret Seabrook Rutledge. On December 19, 1907, Rutledge married Florence Hart, who died in 1934. Three years later, he married Alice Lucas. He had three children: Archibald Jr., Henry Middleton, and Irvine Hart. In 1934, Rutledge became South Carolina’s first Poet Laureate by executive decree. The legislature deemed him “distinguished in literature.” He was also South Carolina’s elector to the Hall of Fame. He achieved 17 honorary degrees, including a Master of Arts from Union College in 1907. He received more than 30 medals, including the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing. The Archibald Rutledge Academy in McClellanville and the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Fund for Academic and Artistic Excellence were both named in his honor. Mr. Rutledge died in 1973 in McClellanville.

                                                                                                   
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BOOK DESCRIPTION

     OLD PLANTATION DAYS by Archibald Rutledge. Illustrated. Cumberland MD: The Eddy Press. Although undated, this book is known by the inscription date to have been published prior to December, 1913. Privately printed as a gift to friends and associates, this is the earliest edition of this title and is now quite rare. Only 100 to 250 (maximum) copies of this gift volume were printed. The book is signed by Mr. Rutledge on the first blank page preceding the title page. This book was presented to the Seller's grandfather, Victor M. Birely, while he was a student of Mr. Rutledge at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. The author taught English there for 37 years. Victor inscribed his name, address, date of receiving the book, and numbered it "24" on the inside front cover. The inscription reads: "V. M. Birely, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa., Dec. 13, 1913."  In hardback with no dust jacket as issued, this volume of 18 classic Nature and Americana short stories (5 stories of which are not seen in later trade editions), the book measures 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 160 pages.

 

CONDITION

     OLD PLANTATION DAYS is in Very Good/Fine condition, with no torn or loose pages. A former internal separation between the front cover and first end page has been professionally repaired as may be seen in above photos. Other than the author's autograph and the original owner's 1913 inscription, there is neither writing nor marks, discoloration, watermarks or foxing speckles on any of the pages. There is minor surface-only rubbing to the front edge of spine. The page edges are only minimally age-toned and worn, while the text pages remain bright. The text and all illustrations are clearly visible throughout.

 

PROVENANCE

 This OLD PLANTATION DAYS first printing was an inheritance from
the estate of Victor M. Birely, the Seller's grandfather, who had been
 a student of the author at Mercersburg Academy in 1913.

 

      

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