SOUTHWAYS. Erskine Caldwell.
SOUTHWAYS
SOUTHWAYS

SOUTHWAYS

New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. A collection of 16 short stories set in the American South. Caldwell dedicated this work to photographer Margaret Bourke-White, with whom he collaborated on You Have Seen Their Faces (1937), a book about conditions in the South during the Great Depression. The pair were married in 1939, but divorced three years later. Presentation copy, inscribed by Caldwell to Richard Johns on the half-title. Johns (1904-70) was the editor of the influential Pagany magazine, which published some of Caldwell's earliest work. Laid in is a promotional photograph of Caldwell issued by the publisher. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with red and blue stamping. Negligible offsetting to a concluding blank leaf, with two small ink stamps to the rear flyleaf. The spine is sun faded. The dust jacket is especially crisp and bright, with only some mild rubbing to the rear panel; else very good or better. Very good / Near fine. Item #66256

Price: $500.00

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