Item #021263 CROSS CREEK. Marjorie Kinnan RAWLINGS.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. Edward Shenton. First Edition. Hardcover. In the first issue dustwrapper. Illustrations by Edward Shenton. "Cross Creek is a bend in a country road, by land, and the flowing of Lochloosa Lake into Orange Lake, by water." INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Rawlings on the front blank: "For/H. E. DeCamp/ from/Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings/Cross Creek/February 1943." Additionally SIGNED by Robert Camp Jr., the dustwrapper artist, below his printed name at the bottom front flap of the dustwrapper, and on the half-title page by Norton Baskin (Rawlings's husband), Dessie Smith Prescott (her friend, Florida’s first professional woman guide and the first female licensed pilot in the state), Idella Parker (her maid), and J. T. "Jake" Glisson (a confidante and protege of his neighbor, Rawlings, who encouraged him to write and draw. He was supposedly the model for Jody in THE YEARLING.) All the additional signatures were acquired by Philip S. May, Jr., son of Philip May Sr., Rawlings's attorney in the Cross Creek trials. The respective families developed a close, lasting relationship. Exceptional collection of autographs. Most of the silver on the spine still intact. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper with a closed tear and snag at the bottom front and a bit of edgewear. Item #021263

Price: $1,250.00