Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, September, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 154pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Light blue cloth with the title stamped in gilt on the spine and front cover. Very good. The spine ends are very gently bumped. Backstrip and edges of boards sunned. There are several very tiny stains on the covers. The text block edges mildly foxed and the pages are tanned. In a very good dust jacket, with mild age-toning. Also slightly rubbed and soiled. The edges are chipped, particularly at the head of the spine. There is a 1" closed tear in the bottom edge. Item #35615
Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. First published work of fiction from this giant of American literature. This was the winner of a writing contest that was sponsored by Little, Brown and Co. Colberg #A2.