Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, . Southern Biography Series; William J. Cooper; Editor. First Edition. Signed presentation to Louisiana State University Professor Anne Loveland on the title page: Anne, Thanks for all your patience and confidence. Lewis Baker.” Loveland is the T. Harry Williams Professor Emerita at LSU. She proofread and edited this book. A nice association copy! “The Percys of Mississippi“ is a biography of a family in whose bloodline ran both a strong commitment to public service and an equally strong, but more private dedication, to literature. Following four generations of Percy family history, Lewis Baker chronicles the lives and public careers of Colonel William Alexander Percy, a planter and lawyer; his son LeRoy, a lawyer and United States Senator; LeRoy’s son Will, a poet and lawyer; and Will’s nephew and adopted son, the novelist Walker Percy. Tall 8vo., gray cloth in dust jacket; 237 pages. Item #57220
Fine condition; tiny rubbed spot rear cover d/j.