New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, . 8vo. 244pp. Original cloth-backed boards, gilt-lettered and decorated; pictorial dust jacket. A few tiny nicks at ends of spine panel, a near-fine copy, lightly toned but fresh and bright. Item #402425
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by Welty on the half-title. Louis Untermeyer's copy, with his bookplate. A fine association: the poet, critic and editor Untermeyer was a consultant in poetry (along with Robert Frost) in 1940 when Welty attended Bread Loaf. Untermeyer's papers at NYPL contain two letters from Welty from 1962. Swearingen, p.4.