• “And roots, if they are to bear fruits, must be kept well in the soil of the land": First Edition of Pearl Buck's The Good Earth; Inscribed by Her

    Buck, Pearl S.

    The Good Earth.

    New York: John Day, 1931.

    First edition, first issue with “flees” for “fleas” on page 100, line 17 of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original brown cloth, brown topstain. Inscribed and dated by Pearl Buck on the half-title page. Buck also underlined the error “flees” on page 100, and marked it with an arrow on the left margin. It is interesting to note that Buck knew the first issue points and makes note of it. Near fine in the original dust jacket with some tape repairs to the verso. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed and inscribed examples of the first edition in the original dust jacket are rare.

    Price: $20,000.00

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