COUNTRY GROWTH. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Octavo, pp. [1-14] 1-322 [note: first leaf is a blank], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light orange and black, fore-edge rough trimmed, top edge stained light orange. First edition. A presentation copy with brief signed inscription by Derleth on the front free endpaper. Twenty stories and novellas of Wisconsin farm and small town life. Part of Derleth's Sac Prairie Saga. These stories selected by Derleth are the shorter works which he considers outstanding. Wilson 539. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at upper spine end and clipped price. A nice copy of one of Derleth's major collections of short fiction. (#164153).
First printing with Scribner's seal and A on copyright page.