Early Printing. Harold Von Schmidt dustjacket art. Tennessee backwoods set novel of "good darkey laughter and whisky flavored speech are an intrinsic part of this unforgettable tale. Old Bill Jack Murdock, the local bootlegger, his son Jim, college bred and aware that he is a social outcast, and Mary Sue, the delicate and aristocratic daughter of Mr. Meredith are the chief figures in this drama". This is an attractive alternative to the very expensive first edition published a year earlier. Near Fine but for a modern blank bookplate at front free endpaper, used to cover up an old ownership signature, in a Very Good plus attractive example of the dustjacket, few short closed tears and edge nicks.