Songs of the South: Choice Selections from Southern Poets from Colonial Times to the Present Day
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Date Published: 1896
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 33129
333pp. Octavo [20 cm] Dark red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles and borders on the spine and front cover. Good. The covers are very subtly stained. There are numerous small areas of abrasion on the spine and covers. The spine is rolled and barely perceptibly faded. There are a couple of small light moisture stains on the top edge of the text block. The front endsheet has a previous owner's label, a contemporary notation, and a small discolored patch. Pp. 14 and 15 have large darkened patches. The pages are browned. Several pages have very minor marginalia.
From the Introduction by Joel Chandler Harris- "So far as the writer knows, this volume is the first of American anthologies devoted wholly to verses produced by Southern writers. There have been collections of the war poetry of the South, and there are others that deal with all forms of Southern literary talent; but the following pages are given over entirely to selections from the writings of those who have made contributions to American verse."