New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987. First edition. Presumed review copy with publisher's promo letter laid in. INSCRIBED BY BELL on half-title page, "For Uncle Walter/ & Aunt Jane/ May it please/ you ----/ Madison." Walter Sullivan (1924-2006) was an author, critic, longtime Vanderbilt University professor, authority on Southern literature and one of the founding members of The Fellowship of Southern Writers to which Bell was elected for membership in 2003. His wife, Jane Harrison Sullivan (1923-2022), taught English literature at Aquinas College. Fine in very good or better dust jacket with light rubbing to corners, folds, and spine ends which also show a touch of creasing and few tiny nicks.