New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. Novel set in rural Mississippi during the 1940's, dealing heavily with race relations and centered around the murder of a white man and the black man accused of the killing. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title, and basis for the highly-regarded 1949 Clarence Brown film. Petersen A24b; Hubin, p.142. Item #1313
First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); smooth black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and blue on spine and front cover; blue topstain; dustjacket; , 247, pp. Vintage merchant's ticket to lower edge of front pastedown, subtle fading to topstain, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), rear panel a trifle dusty, with some pinpoint wear extremities and a single 1/4" closed tear along upper edge of front panel; a bright, Near Fine example.