Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1986. First Edition. An anthology containing 80 contributions by more than 60 author's who call Tennessee home. Notable for the inclusion of "Instruments of Liberation" by Cormac McCarthy, a 15 page excerpt from his 1984 novel Blood Meridian. Published both in cloth and wrappers, we've found copies in cloth to be considerably less common than the wrappered issue. An uncommon advance. Item #1634
First Printing, a review copy, with the publisher's typed slip laid in. Octavo (23.5cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [xviii],387pp. Faint, scattered foxing to top edge, else Fine in a Fine dustjacket.