New York: Viking, 1938. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Near Fine / 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."