Sign In | Register
Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition) by  Julia Peterkin - First Edition - 1928 - from Royal Books, Inc. and

Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition)

by Peterkin, Julia

Condition: See description

New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. First Edition. First Edition, in a later printing dust jacket. Jacket has a different design than that of the first printing, red with black titles and a yellow printed Pulitzer Prize Novel band. Winner of the 1929 Pulitzer Prize and Peterkin's most important book, with dialogue written in the Gullah dialect of South Carolina. Very Good plus in an unclipped second state Very Good plus dust jacket. Light fading to the spine and topstain, with owner name to the second blank. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with mild wear at the extremities.

Scarlet Sister Mary is a 1928 novel by Julia Peterkin. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1929. It was called obscene and banned at the public library in Gaffney, South Carolina. The Gaffney Ledger newspaper, however, serially published the complete book. Dr. Richard S. Burton, the chairperson of Pulitzer's fiction-literature jury, recommended that the first prize go to the novel Victim and Victor by Dr. John B. Oliver.


Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)

Help & frequently asked questions


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
First Edition
In collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in cases ...[more]
second state
used in book collecting to refer to a first edition, but after some change has been made in the printing, such as a correction, ...[more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps aro...[more]


$6.00 shipping to USA

More shipping options >

Add to wishlist

PT Barnum

Collecting P. T. Barnum

P. T. Barnum was not only one of the founders of modern day circus performance, he was also the author of the second most printed book of the 19th century. Learn about collecting P. T. Barnum books and ephemera here.

A Brief History of Miniature Books

Collecting Miniature Books

Teeny, tiny, beautiful books...the world of miniature books is one that involves a lot of imagination and craftsmanship. Dive in and see!