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    First Signed Limited Edition of The Yearling

    [N. C. Wyeth, illustrator]. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The Yearling. With Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939.

    First illustrated edition (first published in 1938). Limited to 770 copies, of which 750 are for sale, signed by both Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and N. C. Wyeth. Quarto (9.25 x 7.0625 inches; 234 x 179 mm.). [2, blank], viii, [2], 400 pages. Fourteen color plates, as well as three additional "Special Illustrations for the Limited Edition": facsimile of a letter from N. C. Wyeth (two leaves), and two charcoal and wash plates. Title printed in black and greenish blue.

    Publisher's greenish blue cloth with front cover pictorially stamped in gilt and spine ruled in gilt and decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Color pictorial endpapers. Very faint scuff mark to the cloth on the front cover and a few small areas of very slight discoloration to the cloth on the rear cover. Paper very slightly browned at the edges. Otherwise a fine copy. Housed in the publisher's green stiff paper chemise with black paper label printed in gilt and green cardboard slipcase. The chemise and slipcase show some wear, with a tiny sliver chipped from the edge of the spine label and a couple of short splits to the edges of the slipcase.

    The Yearling
    , by American novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953), "is set in the Florida scrub country during the 1870s. Twelve-year-old Jody Baxter tames a fawn, Flag, which becomes his companion, but it eats the family's crops and must be killed, thereby provoking a crisis in Jody's relationship with his father. The book won a Pulitzer Prize for its author. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote one other children's book, the posthumous The Secret River (1955), the story of a magic fish-filled stream" (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature).

    Allen and Allen, pp. 215-216.

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