N. C. Wyeth (illustrator).

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. N. C. Wyeth. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / very good. Original 3/4 orange patterned paper on boards with small black cloth spine, lettered in gilt. The Scribner "A" and seal are present on the copyright page. The book itself is extremely clean, bright and pleasing. A novel which at first glance tells of a small rural domestic struggle - two sisters very dis-similar in temperament are pursued by one man and in somewhat different manners those affections are returned. However, the title is not an accident. Lesby is described in masculine terms. Lesby is pursued by the suitor but she is unable or unwilling to follow through with the commitment. She remains determined to maintain the family farm - on her own if needs be. Originally issued in Scribner's Magazine, N. C. Wyeth read it and was so impressed that he asked if he could contribute some art. He most wonderfully did with a tipped-in frontispiece echoed on the cover of the dust jacket. The jacket itself has a few rough spots and has some taped areas to the verso but overall remains very bright. The jacket is only rarely seen.

Price: $350.00

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