New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. First Edition. One of 2000 numbered copies (this being No. 1595). Publisher's patterned paper boards with green vellum spine and paper spine label.
The author's first book, written four years prior to her 1928 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Scarlet Sister Mary". The first entry in this collection of stories about life on a slavery plantation in the South, "Ashes," was basis for the 1984 television film "Tales of the Unknown South," directed by Randy Brinson and starring James Dickey and Rosanna Carter.
Very Good in a Good to Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Dampstains to the endpapers at the top edges, slight spine lean, extremities rubbed and bumped. Corresponding dampstains to the jacket top edges, with several large chips and closed tears, with professional repair to the front flap fold and rear spine fold.