Erskine Caldwell, Tobacco Road, Decennial Ed., Signed & Inscribed


The First Illustrated Edition

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Caldwell’s novel concerning Georgia sharecroppers became both a play on Broadway and a movie directed by John Ford. The play ran for eight years; the movie suffered the same fate of many book to movie adaptations. Written primarily as a comedy, much of the book is not included in the production.

The book is inscribed to Margaret April. Mrs. April worked at the late Ben Abramson’s Argus Bookshop in Chicago, where this book was signed.

Dust jacket intact with some chipping and spine sunned.

Caldwell, Erskine TOBACCO ROAD. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Decennial Edition, “First Illustrated Edition;” 281p.; illustrated dust jacket. Illustrations by David Fredenthal. Inscribed: “For Margaret April / Best Wishes / Erskine Caldwell.”