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American Earth

By Caldwell, Erskine




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American Earth

CALDWELL, Erskine (1903-1987)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Printing of this important debut, copies of which in a dust jacket this fine are seldom seen. 8vo: x,314pp. Publisher's tan cloth, lettering and decor stamped in forest green on spine and front cover, illustrated dust jacket priced $2.50. Trivial offsetting from jacket design onto spine cloth, else a Fine, fresh copy in an about Fine jacket with a few tiny nicks at crown. Hanna 563. Flora and Bain, pp. 89, 94. Caldwell's first commercially published book (his third overall). The legendary Maxwell Perkins (Fitzgerald's editor at Scribner's) helped to edit this collection of new and previously published stories of rural life, in the deep South and in Maine, with a third section made up of a long, modernist, autobiographical prose poem called The Sacrilege of Allen Kent. The book was well-received critically (according to Flora and Bain, "Although all of Caldwell's story collections contain interesting pieces, nowhere does he surpass the achievement of American Earth."), and Perkins urged Caldwell to try writing a novel focusing on the rural South, which Caldwell knew best. Caldwell traveled to Wrens, Georgia, and found inspiration helping his father deliver food and medical supplies to the poor tenant farmers and sharecroppers there. The result was Tobacco Road. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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American Earth

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Charles Scribner's, 1931. First Edition. 314 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown cloth stamped in green. About fine copy in chipped dj. First Edition. 314 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The author's third book chronologically, but his first of any significance, containing many of Caldwell's moist unforgettable stories. AMERICAN EARTH introduced the young writer to a wider readership, and ushered in the extraordinary success of TOBACCO ROAD (1932 ), GOD'S LITTLE ACRE (1933), etc.

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American Earth

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Charles Scribner's, 1931. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown cloth stamped in green. Beautiful copy in a near fine, unclipped, pictorial dust jacket, with only few minor flaws. A lovely copy of the author's first major book. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine copy of author's third book chronologically, but his first of any significance, containing many of Caldwell's most unforgettable stories. AMERICAN EARTH introduced the young writer to a wider readership, and ushered in the extraordinary success of TOBACCO ROAD (1932 ), GOD'S LITTLE ACRE (1933), etc.

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American Earth

CALDWELL ERSKINE

London: Secker, 1935. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. Publisher's orange cloth with gilt spine lettering. A very good (or better) copy (with a small patch of fading at the head of the spine (matching a shallow chip in the D/W). In the VERY RARE D/W priced 7s 6d net to the inside flap (as called for). The D/W is darkened to the cream spine with a shallow chip at the head (not affecting any lettering) with some foxing to the front panel. The UK first edition of this iconic title is exceedingly uncommon.

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American Earth

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Edition Charles Scribner's Sons; New York; 1931 "A" 8vo size tan clothbound hardcover with blue title and decorations and dust jacket; 314 toned pages. The back of the dust jacket features a small photograph of the author and his biography. From jacket flap: "His stories concern love in the springtime, courting, jealousy, an accident, a lynching, old age, a death. Some of them are very short, yet the reader finds within their brevity all the flavor and mood of some American incident which, in Caldwell's hands, becomes a story - interesting, individual, authentic." Price sticker on fep. Jacket is separated into two pieces on front spine seam with edgewear and chipping, particularly to head and heel and edges; small abrasion on fep from sticker. Top and bottom of spine are bumped and the bottom of spine is frayed. Quotes are for illustrative purposes only and remain the property of their copyright holders. Thanks for shopping with us. 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and life-long learning. . First. Cloth. Good/Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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American earth

Caldwell, Erskine

Charles Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. dj missing small pieces around edges smooth front and back book g to vg . Very Good. 1931. 1st Edition.

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AMERICAN EARTH

Caldwell, Erskine

SCRIBNER'S A VERY GOOD FIRST NO DJ.. Book. FIRST. Very Good.

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American Earth

Erskine Caldwell

Charles Scribner's Sons. Used - Acceptable. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside.

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American Earth

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [Good only; the book obviously absorbed some moisture at one time and the text block is a bit warped and lightly stained throughout; there is some external soiling as well, with the dampstaining most noticeable on the spine]. The author's first story collection, containing 25 short pieces, published the year before "Tobacco Road" established him as one of the foremost (and most controversial) literary chroniclers of the American South. Although this copy of the book is in less-than-pristine condition, it has an interesting provenance: on the ffep is the ownership signature of novelist and poet Sanora Babb (1907-2005) along with her notation that she'd purchased the book in Hollywood in August 1932; the latter fact is further confirmed by the presence on the rear pastedown of a small label from Stanley Rose Ltd. Fine Books, 1625 No. Vine Street, Hollywood. (This was an early location for Rose's shop, which more famously took up residence a few years later on Hollywood Boulevard, adjacent to Musso & Frank's restaurant, and became a gathering spot and social center for the town's literary crowd, especially the screenwriting contingent.) .

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American Earth

Caldwell, Erskine

Hardback. Acceptable.

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American Earth

Caldwell, Erskine

Pan, 1961. G446. vg+. 1st Pan G446 1961 edition paperback, vg+ In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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