New York: Random House, 1940. 8vo, 421 pp. Original three quarter blue cloth, paper boards, top edge gilt, backstrip ruled and titled in gilt, without the glassine jacket. Boards sunned, small ticket of Gotham Book Mart at foot of rear pastedown, endpapers otherwise completely clean, a very good copy. First edition, limited issue, signed by the author and specially bound. Number 209 of 250 copies. The first novel in the Snopes trilogy. Described by the current publishers (Penguin) as "both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction".
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