Deluxe signed limited edition, one of only 750 copies signed by both Wyeth and Rawlings.
Two interesting facts have emerged about this edition. First, although 750 copies were printed, only 520 copies were actually bound and sent out with the binding, chemise and slip case of this version. The remaining 250 copies were bound in dark blue cloth with a darker blue slipcase and were distributed in the early 1950s. Secondly, according to letters from Rawlings to her editor, as the limited edition sheets were being printed she discovered that there was a line missing on page 196 (between lines 5 and 6). A new signature with the correction was inserted but not before some sheets were distributed. This copy has the corrected pages. (We also have seen a copy of the later binding with the earlier mis-printed sheets so there is no rhyme or reason as to how they managed this error). Wyeth reportedly traveled to Cross Creek, Rawlings' home, before beginning the artwork, in order to capture the essence of the area. Very scarce.
Read more: Allen p. 216.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1939). 9.25'' x 7''. Original bluish-green cloth. Top edge gilt, fore-edge uncut. In matching blue paper chemise with leather label and publisher's blue slip case. Illustrated by Wyeth with pictorial endpapers, 14 full page color illustrations, title page decoration, plus 2 special charcoal and wash full page illustrations done for this limited edition. Also included is a facsimile of a 2 page letter by Wyeth discussing the book (not present in the trade edition). x, 400 pages. Case slightly rubbed on edges, else sound; book beautiful.
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