On the tenth of September 1923 little motherless Laura McRaven travels from Jackson, Mississippi, on a train named the Yellow Dog. She is returning to Shellmound, the family plantation at the heart of the delta. There she is swept into the arms of the Fairchilds, her huge collection of entrancing relatives. They have gathered for the marriage of ...
On the tenth of September 1923 little motherless Laura McRaven travels from Jackson, Mississippi, on a train named the Yellow Dog. She is returning to Shellmound, the family plantation at the heart of the delta. There she is swept into the arms of the Fairchilds, her huge collection of entrancing relatives. They have gathered for the marriage of seventeen-year-old Dabney - the prettiest of the Fairchild girls - to a man from the mountains: the overseer Troy Flavin. The ordinary events in the life of this clannish, proud, loving and quarrelling family are wonderfully portrayed as Dabney's great day draws nearer...
Good (Ex-Library). No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall Inscribed & signed on the front endpaper by the author to Hollywood actress, Lisa Mitchell: "For Lisa / With best wishes / Eudora Welty". First edition, 1st printing. Good, ex-library, no dust jacket, bound in dark blue library buckgram with moderate wear to covers, number on bottom of half-title, name underlined in pen and "1923" written on title-page, several stamps at bottom of title-page, jacket flaps cut-down and tipped onto blank page after title. 13 x 19. hard cover. 247pp + printed map at rear. Signed: I Signed by Author.
Very Good in Near VG jacket. Inscribed by the Author First edition, hardcover, inscribed by the author, half-inch light dampspot to bottom page edges at spine, light browning to page edges, otherwise a VG+ copy in a price-clipped, Near VG dustjacket which has a couple of shalow chips at the base of the spine, some wear to the edges and a few short closed tears.
Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Welty on the title page. Spine cloth ends lightly pushed, upper board corners taped, illustrated pastedowns with faint tape shadows and shallow abrasions and front and rear illustrated free endpages with faint offsetting shadows from tape and a library stamp on the rear pastedown upper corner; dustjacket with minimal edgewear, mostly at the front panel bottom edge and upper corners, the corners and spine ends have interior and exterior tape reinforcement and the flaps each have two tape remains and shadows. Though a former library book, this copy does not have a library card pocket or the remains/evidence of one on the endpages. Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Good in Very Good jacket. First Edition of this early Welty title. Bump to front panel of original pictorial DJ, leaving indentation to cloth. Otherwise a VG copy, and signed "Eudora Welty" on the title page. Jacket is lightly edgeworn with a small chip to head of spine. Displays nicely under archival mylar protector. A solid, square copy with no spine lean.
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