Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1980). First edition thus: a paperback reissue of the 1977 edition. Includes introductions by Louis D. Rubin Jr. and Biographical Essays by Virginia Rock from the 1977 edition; the 1962 "Torchbook Edition," and the original 1930 edition. Inscribed and/or signed for Walter and Jane Sullivan by a number of the original authors as well as a few others, presumably at the 50th anniversary event hosted by Vanderbilt University. INSCRIBED BY THE FOLLOWING: Louis D. RUBIN (“For Jane & Walter -/ The Holy Writ ..."); ROBERT PENN WARREN (“To/ Jane & Walter/ ever/ Red”); ANDREW LYTLE (“Walter and/ especially Jane – 1980”); Ward [Sykes?] Allen (“With love...”); John Shelton Reed (“With thanks and best wishes...”); and Mary Anderson [?] (“To our dearest friends...”). SIGNED BY THE FOLLOWING: Virginia J. ROCK, M. E. Bradford, Cleanth Brooks, Brainard “Lon” Cheney, LYLE LANIER, Charles P. Roland, V. Jacque Voegeli, Lewis P. Simpson, and George Core. 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. His wife, Jane Harrison Sullivan (1923-2022), taught English literature at Aquinas College. 8vo white paperwraps printed in yellow and brown; 410 pages. Very good to near fine with minor wear and stray pen marks to bottom page edge.