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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 criticism of Crew's early work.

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