New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1944. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Original cloth; printed dust jacket. Cloth spine darkened, slight wear at ends of spine and at lower fore-corner; jacket with an inch by half-inch piece chipped from top of spine area, smaller piece chopped from top edge of front panel. Actually a very good copy. Item #409207
First edition. The dedication copy, inscribed by Porter to her favorite nephew Paul Porter, Jr. under the printed dedication (which reads "To Corporal Harrison Paul Porter, Jr.): "To Paul in France this copy of his Wartime book. Son of Paul, grand-son of Harry, great-grandson of The Source, The Nephew of Miranda and Maria; and I made Charles Upton [the principal character in the title story] a painter on your account. You see how I had you in my mind and my heart! Aunt Katherine Anne, September 15, 1944." On the copyright page Porter has added "Published September 14, 1944." The dedicatee was the member of the Porter family for whom Katherine Anne had the greatest ambitions; he eventually became her legal guardian. Waldrip & Bauer A9a. (BA).