1951. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1951.
8vo, (vi), 441 pp. Original quarter green-gray cloth with blue boards lettered in black. Original dust-jacket with $3.50 price intact. Very good copy in a slightly worn dust-jacket with a few chips.
§ First edition of West's third novel. West was a Quaker from Indiana who settled in California. She began writing at the age of 30 while confined to a sanitarium with tuberculosis and not expected to live. Instead she died at 81 in Napa Valley with a string of titles to her name. The Witch Diggers is set in Indiana at the turn of the century and is the story of a courtship in a troubled family. Item #110491