Viking, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" / Near Fine. Item #00530703
Signed first edition, autographed by author on halftitle - reading 'by Erskine Caldwell'. A near fine copy in near fine jacket complete with $2.50 price (jacket has very faint flaws to edges; cloth has some minor discoloration). This title is uncommon signed. Bookplate of noted collector Henry Tatnall Brown, Jr., Dean of Haverford College, and co-author of 'A Bibliography of Christopher Morley'. Knox College Special Collections has provided information on some details of Brown's bookplate: 'Henry Brown's bookplate may be a miniature autobiography: the three institutional seals at the bottom suggest that he attended the public schools of Philadelphia ('Good instruction is better than riches'), Haverford College, and was a member of the Orpheus Club. The golf clubs and guitar in the drawing of the library probably represent, along with the books, his hobbies.'.