The Grandissimes

By: Gable, George Washington

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Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

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This is the first illustrated edition of Cables novel the Grandissimes, set in 1803, the first modern novel to deal honestly with racial complexities in the South and with the transitional Creole society in which the such racial questions arose .Cable was notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century", as well as "the first modern Southern writer. He also wrote articles critical of contemporary society. Due to hostility against him after two 1885 essays encouraging racial equality and opposing Jim Crow, Cable moved with his family to Northampton, Massachusetts. He lived there for the next thirty years, then moved to FL, where he died in St. Petersburg. For an example of Cable's writings about racial equality, see our listing for A Southerner Looks at Negro Discrinination. This illustrated edition has 12 full page B&W photograveurs, plus eight smaller ones, by Albert Herter, a celebrated American painter, illustrator, muralist, and interior designer. The book is very attractive, with gray and gold designs onthe covers, deckle-edged pages, gilded top edge, and tissue guards over the illistrations. The cover colors are somewhat faded and the page edges slightly soiled. ; Photogravures; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 491 pages

Title: The Grandissimes

Author Name: Gable, George Washington

Edition: First Illustrated Edition; First Printing

Illustrator: Illustrated by Albert Herter

Location Published: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1899

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

Categories: American Literature

Seller ID: 17423