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Southern Oratory; A Study in Idealism

Southern Oratory; A Study in Idealism

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Southern Oratory; A Study in Idealism

by Gaines, Francis Pendleton

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University, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1946. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good. Signed first edition of Southern Oratory by Francis Pendleton Gaines.. Octavo, [6], 72pp. Burnt orange cloth, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, dust remnants to top edge, a near fine example. In publisher's dust jacket, price-clipped, archival tape to verso, a few small chips at corners, soiling to cover, a very good example. Signed by the author on title page, "This copy for / Mr. and Mrs. Percy H. Johnston / with admiration and warm regard / Francis Pendleton Gaines." Dr. Francis Pendleton Gaines (1892-1963) was a historian, president of Wake Forest University, and later the president of Washington and Lee University (1930 to 1959).
The recipient of this book, Percy Hampton Johnston (1881-1957), was president of Chemical Bank from 1920-1946. Johnston's portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.


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Southern Oratory; A Study in Idealism
Gaines, Francis Pendleton
Signed first edition of Southern Oratory by Francis Pendleton Gaines.
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