First edition. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Gray cloth stamped in gilt, author's portrait frontispiece. Overall a nice near fine copy with some light foxing to end papers in a very good jacket with light rubbing and soiling and a small chip to front panel, flaps lightly foxed. Poet Laureate of South Carolina, Rutledge's poetry centers around the outdoors, hunting and life experiences on a South Carolina plantation.