Johnson City, TN: Watauga Press, 1924. First Edition. Cloth. Large 8vo. Publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. Deckle edge. Hand-pressed rag paper. Frontispiece portrait of John Sevier. 371 pp.
Minor edge wear. White mark on front cover, seems to be paste residue. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper. Signed personal letter by the author pasted inside rear cover.
Presentation copy. This is a scarce first edition history of the forgotten American state of Franklin, the 14th in the Union, which was quickly incorporated into the state of Tennessee. This copy is a personal gift from the author to celebrated archivist and South Carolina Historical Society Secretary Alexander Samuel Salley. Williams has left a warm inscription to Mr. Salley on the front endpaper, and a signed letter on Watauga Press letterhead pasted in rear indicates that Mr. Salley assisted in the research of this volume. A handsome, unique copy of this scarce volume. (Howes W484). Very good. Item #1788