First Edition. Carl W. Bertsch dustjacket art. Southern author's first novel. "The talented wife of Allen Tate has built this novel upon the vicissitudes of a house and family during one century of American life. As the tide of the Civil War rolls over the old mansion, two cousins, representing the opposing family groups, are rivals for the same girl. Lee's surrender finds the family sadly shattered but the mansion unchanged. Then, in the rise of the New South, the family's final destiny unfolds". Very Good, inscription and book trader stamp at front endpaper, in Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and flap corners, clear scotch tape reinforcing flap folds and repairing tears at spine edges.