Corners bumped, minor edge wear and a little chipping, some sunning to spine, slight soiling, some dampstains across boards near the bottom edge. Jacket has quite a bit of edge wear and chipping, spine sunned, most of the edges repaired or reinforced with tape. An early reprint edition as it mentions the 1944 Pulitzer Prize but prior to February, 1945.
Inscribed and signed by author on front free end paper: "To Ed Cox, Fraternally, Martin Flavin, Feb. 9th, 1945". Winner of the 1943-44 Harper Prize and 1944 Pulitzer Prize.
"In a sensitive and full-dimensioned portrayal of American life, Martin Flavin has created a memorable character. By turns admirable, pitiable, tough, noble, weak, futile, and brilliantly effective, a lonely man going nowhere in the dark, Sam Braden mirrors thousands like him who have put their familiar stamp upon the American way of life. . .
"Flavin takes the reader back to the friendly, democratic world that existed along the Mississippi in the Eighties, to the influences which shaped the boy and fixed the pattern of the man."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author