RUSH TO THE SUN. New York, Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-275 [276-280: blank], original reddish brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver, top edge stained red. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies (this is copy number 160) signed by Meloney. "A first novel which has power and beauty. As outspoken in his own way as a Faulkner or a Caldwell, Mr. Meloney has spared one nothing in this strange, powerful little story of a New York State farm family. RUSH TO THE SUN is strong meat-a novel almost wholly concerned with sex and darkened frequently by violence ... In no sense is RUSH TO THE SUN a genuine 'farm' novel. More poetic than realistic. it is a taut, highly colored drama of highly exceptional individuals" (Edith H. Walton, NY Times, 29 August 1937). Reissued in 1951 as a Pyramid paperback, retitled FARM GIRL. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips and clipped price. (#166453).
First printing has the F&R monogram on the copyright page. "This first edition of RUSH TO THE SUN / is limited to 1000 copies, printed from / type, signed by the author. / Number ___ / [cut] / [signature] on limitation page.