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    Harry Crews. A Childhood. A Biography of a Place. New York, et al.: Harper & Row, [1978]. First edition, stated on copyright page and with complete number line. Signed and inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper recto, "For Andy: / I spect [sic] you may / find a few familiar / things in this. But / watch out it bites. / Best / Harry Crews." Octavo. 171 pages. Publisher's beige paper over boards backed in seafoam green cloth with green-lettered spine; original dust jacket. Internally clean, minor text block edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped ($8.95); minor edgewear, somewhat creased and rubbed. Fine book with near fine dust jacket.

    The "Andy" referred to in the description may refer to Andrew Nelson Lytle, a well-known writer and professor of literature who taught Crews at the University of Florida. They became lifelong friends and Lytle often provided mentorship and constructive criticism for Crew's early work. From the A. D. Andrews Collection of Southern and Natural History

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