[Item #3763] Georgia Boy. Erskine Caldwell.
Georgia Boy

Georgia Boy

Hardcover, New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1943. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. SIGNED and Inscribed by Author: "For Edward S. Lewis, What are you going to do with this one if it out sells your and my fondest expectations? Erskine Caldwell." Edward Lewis was the hard charging salesman for Roscoe Fawcett's publishing empire. Fawcett specialized in publishing paperbacks with lurid colors, sexy artwork, and attention grabbing blurbs (especially for the 1940s). Despised by traditional hardcover publishers, Fawcett and Lewis' sales tactics made them and Caldwell quite wealthy. They published and sold many of Caldwell's novels in cheap paperback editions with colorful covers after the hardcover edition came out, placing the lurid paperback novels in untraditional book sales outlets - like gasoline stations. Lewis in particular was a superstar at getting gas stations to accept racks of Caldwell's sexy paperbacks. Ships same or next business day. Bookplate of noted collector, Rolland Comstock, on front pastedown. Text block slightly pulled away from spine head, minor edge wear, small bumps on spine ends and top corners, edges of pages are lightly tanned; pages are clean and tight. Dust jacket protected in archival cover. DJ has moderate edge and shelf wear, tiny chips on corners and spine ends, faded on spine, tape on interior of jacket at stress points. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 239 pages; Signed by Author. [Item #3763]

Price: $220.00

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