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    [N. C. Wyeth, illustrator]. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The Yearling. New York: 1939. First Wyeth edition, limited and signed.

    More Information: [N. C. Wyeth, illustrator]. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The Yearling. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. First Wyeth edition, limited to 770 unnumbered copies and signed by the author and the illustrator. Large octavo (9.25 x 7 inches; 235 x 179 mm.). [2, blank], viii, [2, fly title], 400 pages; fourteen full-color plates, with two black and white plates and a facsimile copy of a two-page letter from Wyeth. Publisher's bluish green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; illustrated endpapers; in the original slipcase with thick paper folder. Backstrip faintly dulled; joints barely discolored; some very faint spotty discoloration to the covers. Text block just barely sagging; few minor scuffs to the top of the text block. Folder spine panel faintly dulled; rear fold starting; some faint foxing and trivial edgewear. Slipcase somewhat soiled; some edges worn and starting; faint tidemark along a bottom edge. Near fine overall. Text of lines 5 and 6 on page 196 complete; leaf with pages 195-6 a cancel. Typed letter, signed, by Rawlings on her stationery laid in, dated April 4, 1944. Winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.

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