Signed first edition of Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell in publisher’s dust jacket.
Octavo, 241pp. Burnt orange cloth, title over gilt on spine and front cover. Scribner’s “A” on copyright page. Solid text block, dust remnants to top edge, mylar dust jacket remnant along bottom edge of covers, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $2.50 retail price to front flap, tape repairs to verso to reinforce folds. Light wear to corners. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. (Bruccoli & Clark II: 87) Signed on the half-title “To Ralph D. Hartman / with all the / good wishes of / Erskine Caldwell.” Hartman’s bookplate affixed to front pastedown.