New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition. Attractive copy of O'Connor's second book and first collection of short fiction, gathering ten stories written in the Southern Gothic style, examining questions of morality and ethics. Item #3979
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black boards, with titles stamped in pink and yellow on spine; dustjacket; ,10-251,pp. Faint trace of wear to spine ends and lower corner tips, base of spine gently bumped, else a fresh, Near Fine copy. In the first state dustjacket, unclipped (priced $3.50), with light wear to extremities, a few rubs and tiny tears, with a touch of dustiness to rear panel; Very Good+ or better, and with the spine colors still notably bright, without the usual heavy fading that plagues even the best of copies.