New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. First Printing (no additional printings noted). 8vo: xviii,346pp. Publisher's brown pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt within blue title block, upper cover lettered in gilt with vignette of farmhouse and barn, top edge stained black, fore-edge untrimmed, title page printed in blue and black; cream-colored pictorial dust jacket printed in green and black and priced $3.00. Fine, bright copy, virtually As New, in jacket with shallow chipping, touching lettering at base of slightly tanned spine. A rare survival. Sheehy & Lohf 39. Fine / Near Fine+. Item #BB1196
A fictionalized memoir constructed of episodes in the childhood of Edgar Moorehead (nicknamed Tar-heel, or Tar, because of his father's North Carolina origin), though fictional location of Tar bears a resemblance to Camden, Ohio, where Anderson was born and spent his first year. An episode from the book later appeared, in revised form, as one of Anderson's finest short stories, "Death in the Woods." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.