First edition, first printing of John Faulkner's second novel. Review copy with the stamp to flyleaf. John Faulkner was William Faulkner's younger brother, whose works also depict life in Mississippi. He's best known for his first two novels as well as his 1963 memoir about his brother, 'My Brother Bill: An Affectionate Reminiscence.'
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942. A good copy in an about good, clipped dust jacket. Binding sturdy with a slight lean, light shelfwear to boards with a bit of fraying to spine crown. Faint soiling to lower portion of boards. A bit of offsetting to endpapers, a couple instances of foxing internally and almost imperceptible erased margin notations scattered throughout. It also appears as though the publication date below the stamp had been erased. Jacket shows shelfwear and rubbing, loss at spine ends and a closed tear to front panel. Reinforced with tape to verso. Protected in archival mylar. Scarce.