(1953) · New York
by SANDBURG, Carl
New York: Harcourt Brace, (1953). Later Printing. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. 8vo. Green cloth. Silver lettering to front, spine. Early printing of the original edition. In illustrated dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR in year of publication to half-title page: "Lillian and Harry / as ever / Carl / 1953." Interior flaps of jacket clipped, though price intact, hand-written price correction below publisher's printed number. Jacket edgeworn, more prominently at spine extremities, area of creasing to lower, rear. Top of spine cloth lightly faded, tiny bits of dampstaining to exterior of page block, otherwise sound, clean.
Lovely signed copy of Sandburg's autobiographical account of his childhood in Galesburg, IL. Inscribed to Lillian Bos and Harry Dicken Ross, early 20th Century San Francisco bohemian scene booksellers and authors of THE BIG SUR TRILOGY. (Inventory #: 14609)