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God's Little Acre

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God's Little Acre

by Caldwell, Erskine

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New York, NY: Viking, 1933. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fair. 1933 Viking TRUE FIRST EDITION of one of Caldwell's 2 classic American works. A very RARE and excellent copy in NF/Fair condition. With a **SIGNED** Bookplate and photo laid in! The HB has black boards with bright orange printing and green and orange lines on the cover and spine. The interior is very clean, tight and unmarked. The only marks are some foxing spots on the top stain. The unclipped DJ ( $ 2.50) is in FAIR only condition and is missing the top half of the spine. Otherwise there are minor nicks and wear and we have repaired and now protected in mylar. A TRUE CLASSIC! **Bonus** Also receive the1932 Grosset & Dunlap First Thus edition of Tobacco Road in Good condition/no DJ


God's Little Acre by author Erskine Caldwell tells the story of a rural, proletariat family in South Carolina whose lives seemingly revolve around the pursuit of sex and money. A commentary on the plight of the working class sans union protection in the 1930s, the novel also explores themes on land and resource conservation. Due to the sexual imagery, Caldwell was sued for the dissemination of pornography, but ultimately prevailed in court. The case and decision is considered significant in the establishment of modern interpretations of first amendment rights and freedom of expression. Published in 1933 by The Viking Press in black cloth printed in orange and green, the simple pictoral jacket with a sunrise seems to imply a pastoral theme far removed from the actual book's contents. As was the custom for Viking Press at the time, a first has neither a statement of first edition, nor any mention of subsequent printings. It's not uncommon to find a copy in the sunny jacket for around $2,000-$4,000 with signed copies pushing the price up to around $5,000-$6,000.


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