New York: Random House, 1953. Early Edition. Hardcover. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches. 230  PP. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5212
"This is Robert Penn Warren's best book!...Cruel sometimes, crude sometimes, obsessed sometimes, the book is always extraordinary: it does know, and knows sadly and tenderly, even. It is, in short, an event, a great one." (Randall Jarrell, New York Times Book Review)
Signed by Robert Penn Warren directly on the FFEP. Stated "Second Printing" on copyright page. Original price of $3.50 intact on front flap. A bit of ink (publishing error) to bottom gutter and lower corner of front pastedown. A very attractive copy overall.