Signed limited first edition, this the scarce "lettered" issue meant for private distribution to friends.
In addition to being lettered instead of numbered, this issue is printed on Marais handmade paper (watermarked) while the numbered copies are on La Garde paper. The limited edition originally sold for $10.00 – a large sum for the time, but sold out. The story features young Jody Tiflin and his life on his father's northern California ranch. The first edition has no illustrations; an illustrated expanded edition came out in 1945. This lettered limited edition is quite scarce.
New York: Covici Friede, 1937. 10'' x 7''. Original tan pictorial limp cloth. No glassine, spine and rear edge faded, mark at finger slot level corresponding with the finger hole cut out on slipcase for book removal, owner bookplate tipped onto free endpaper purportedly belonging to a Covici Friede associate. Housed in the publisher's slip case with the limitation letter on the spine of the case. Slight marginal sunning to cloth. Edge of case faintly stained in two areas, else tight.
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