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Tenant Farmer

By Caldwell, Erskine




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Tenant Farmer [Signed]

CALDWELL, Erskine (1903-1987)

New York: Phalanx Press, 1935. First Edition. Stiff Wrappers. Fine. Caldwell's scalding indictment of tenant farming and sharecropping in the Depression-era South, reserving especial contempt for Eugene Talmadge, then governor of Georgia. Signed by Caldwell on the title page. Slim 8vo (195 x 135mm): 30,[2]pp. Drab green stapled wrappers, upper cover lettered in orange. Previous owner's name to inside front cover, else a handsome example with only very light wear to extremities. Somewhat scarce (according to Blanck, "Said to be but 1,500 copies in the first printing). Blanck, p.95. Appears as "Southern Tenant Farmers" in the author's first collection of nonfiction pieces, Some American People. First in a planned series of political pamphlets by prominent authors to be commissioned by this radical publisher, but apparently no others were published. Caldwell concludes: "The landowner-tenant system should not be permitted to exist. . . . No other system has yet appeared on the scene to take its place, and until it does, the demoralizing spectacle of seeing thousands of men, women, and children, both black and white, being cheated and squeezed and crucified by a profit system that should have no foothold in modern civilization-until a better system arrives, the present one should make the American people hang their heads in shame." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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TENANT FARMER

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Phalanx Press, 1935. 8vo. Green wrappers printed in red, stapled. First edition. The state of southern farmers in the Great Depression. Very good copy.

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TENANT FARMER

CALDWELL, Erskine

NY: Phalanx Press, 1935. First Separate edn. 8vo, Pp. 30. Little streaked and faded green wraps, stamped in red. 1/1500 copies. Nice tight copy. Johnson p. 95.

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Tenant Farmer.

CALDWELL, Erskine.

New York:: Phalanx Press,, [1935].. First edition.. publisher's printed wrappers, in publisher's original mailing envelope.. A fine copy in a very lightly used envelope.. 8vo,. Review copy.

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TENANT FARMER

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Phalanx Press, (1935). First edition. First separate appearance; originally appeared in his SOME AMERICAN PEOPLE (McBride, 1935) as "Southern Tenant Farmer." Stapled, green paperwraps printed in red. Touch of minor wear, still fine.

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TENANT FARMER

Caldwell Erskine

New York: Phalanx Press, 1935. First Edition. 8vo, publisher’s original stiff green paper wrappers printed on the upper cover in red. 30 pp. plus publisher’s ads. A fine copy of this fragile item but for some faint old damp staining along the top margin of some leaves. FIRST EDITION. A radical statement on the on the plight of southern tenant farmer from a time when they could hope to earn on average less then 35 cents a day. Caldwell, best known for the novel TOBACCO ROAD, paints a bitter picture of the social conditions during the Great Depression. He expresses especial contempt for Eugene Talmadge, who was then governor of Georgia. This was the first of the publisher’s planned series of pamphlets by prominent authors on current social and economic problems, we can find no evidence that any others were ever printed.

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Tenant Farmer

CALDWELL, Erskine

New York: Phalanx Press, 1935. First Edition. Paperback. Non-fiction account of farm tenancy and sharecropping in the Depression-era South; first in a series of political pamphlets by prominent authors commissioned by this radical publisher. Not, strictly speaking, uncommon, but a key Caldwell "A" item, and this a rather nicely-preserved copy. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 30pp. Negliglble external dusting, else a bright, tight apparently unread copy in the original printed wrappers; Near Fine.

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Tenant Farmer

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Phalanx Press. 1935. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, very good+ but for a bit of staining in upper left corner of front wrap, two small marker lines on inside of front wrap, without bleed-through. Extra postage may be required for heavy or oversize books.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 30 pp .

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Tenant Farmer

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Phalanx Press, 1935. Paperback. Very Good. Soft Cover, stapled pamphlet in green paper wraps with red lettering. 1935. 30pp. Very Good condition. Has some minor fading on spine and some minor edgewear on wraps. Pages are clean, crisp and unmarked. An excellent, rare copy.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!

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Tenant Farmer

Caldwell, Erskine

Phalanx Press, 1935. Paperback. Good. Good+ Soft Cover, stapled booklet. Pages contain very light staining at top-right and bottom-left corner, pages are otherwise clean, unmarked and crisp. Covers show some fading of green wraps near spine. Rare item.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!

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Tenant Farmer

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Phalanx Press, 1935. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Nice copy in the original green printed wraps (slight wear to edges).

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Tenant farmer

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: Phalanx Press, 1935. Pamphlet. 30p., wraps, musty, wraps slightly edgeworn, first edition.

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TENANT FARMER

Caldwell, Erskine

New York: PHALANX PRESS, HALANX. First edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8'' X 5 1/2''. 30pp. Crease to title page.

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Tenant Farmer

Caldwell, Erskine

New York City: Phalanx Press, 1935. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Good. 30 Pp. Green Wrappers Printed In Red. First Edition. Socio-Political Prose About The Plight Of Tenant Farmers. Wrappers With Wear, Browning At Edges, Small Chips At Corners And On Foredge Of Rear Cover. Pages Clean And Square. No Mark.

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Price: $25.00