FIRST EDITION OF ROBERT PENN WARREN'S NIGHT RIDER, 1939
WARREN, Robert Penn. Night Rider. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Octavo, original gray-green cloth, original dust jacket. $650.
First edition of Robert Penn Warren's first novel, in original dust jacket.
This novel is from the first stage in Warren's novel-writing career. Here, he references his boyhood, setting his story against a Kentucky backdrop. "A very brilliant, powerful and profound novel" (Christopher Isherwood). "The book is at all times absorbing. It is in addition an important milestone in the development of the American novel" (Nation).
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket with light rubbing and toning to extremities and two tape repairs to verso. A near-fine copy.