Boone, NC: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing in a Very Good or better dust jacket (some light wear to the edges, light soil, mailing address in ink and moderate wear to the rear panel, BEING THE DEDICATION COPY WITH MYRA CHAMPION'S BOOK PLATE TO THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER'S VERSO and INSCRIBED TO MYRA CHAMPION on the title page as follows: "To our friend, Myra Champion, / who has done so much to preserve / the history of Western North Carolina // July 10, 1973 // Ira Woestemeyer Van Noppen // John J. Van Noppen. The book "...delineates the "differentiating qualities of the mountain people as well as their institutions, traditions, customs, arts and crafts, way of life, and the literature written about them and by them." [Myra Champion wrote "The Lost World of Thomas Wolfe". Wolfe wrote "Look Homeward, Angel", "Of Time and the River", and many other works.] A Very Good + copy, SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS AND BEING THE UNIQUE DEDICATION COPY WITH THE DEDICATEE'S BOOKPLATE TO THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.
About the Authors: Ina Faye Woestemeyer Van Noppen (1906-1980) and John James Van Noppen III (1906-1975) were professors of History and English, respectively, at Appalachian State Teachers College from 1947 to 1972. Ina taught history and was one of the campus' earliest female professors with a doctorate. The Van Noppens co-wrote Daniel Boone, Backwoodsman: The Green Woods Were His Portion (1966) and Western North Carolina Since the Civil War (1973). Ina won the 1962 Thomas Wolfe Award from the Western North Carolina Historical Association for her Stoneman's Last Raid. In 1973, the couple also won the 1973 Thomas Wolfe Award. [From the University of North Carolina Press]. Very good + / very good. Item #3450