New York: The Viking Press, 1926. First Edition. The Kentucky author's first novel, set among "poor whites" living in the Kentucky hills. Item #4269
First Printing. Octavo (19cm); light denim-cloth over navy blue vertically-ribbed cloth backstrip, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; gray topstainl; dustjacket; [viii],382,pp. Decorative leather and gilt-stamped bookplate of Estelle Doheny at upper front pastedown. Base of spine nudged, topstain slightly dulled, with newsprint photo of the author pasted to front endpaper, and some resultant offsetting to same; Near Fine. Dustjacket clipped at upper corner of front flap, with $1.50 price at lower flap; gentle sunning to spine, shallow loss to crown and upper front flap fold, with several tiny nicks and tears, and some tape remnant to crown on verso; Very Good or better.