Lockridge, Ross RAINTREE COUNTY
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1948. First edition, first printing. Very good: light use, a tiny splash of white stain to lower rear cover, age-toning to pages; in a fair, price-clipped jacket: substantial nicking and edge-tears, chip to lower front panel, interior tears to spine panel, front flap detached, rubbing.
Lockridge's massive, unconventional historical novel, tells its story through the device of a single day embedded with flashbacks. Lockridge committed suicide two months after publication. Filmed in 1957 with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor.