New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. Edward Shenton. Hardcover. 321pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Black cloth covered boards gilt and green ink stamped title information on the spine and front cover. Very good. The extremities are bumped and lightly rubbed. The spine is very slightly rolled back. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, and there is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. The endsheets are darkened, more so along the hinges. Browned pages. There are a couple of spots made from a concrete-like substance in the top margin of p. 148. The book is sturdy. With a very good dust jacket. Age-toned, and lightly rubbed, soiled and creased. The edges have multiple large chips, particularly from the paper at the ends of the spine. There are also 4 or 5 small closed tears in the edges. The longest closed tear is 3/4 of an inch long. Item #31964
At the time of his death, just shy of his 38th birthday, Thomas Wolfe was considered to be the greatest talent North Carolina had given to American literature.