Stone, Weldon DEVIL TAKE A WHITTLER
New York/Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1948). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A very lightly worn nearly fine example, in blue composition binding with silver spine lettering; in a lightly worn very good plus illustrated dust jacket with a small interior nick to edge of rear panel at spine fold, a few short edge tears.
Rollicking Ozarks folk tale of Lem, an artist who is a whiz at whittling furniture, who seems to have a deal with Old Nick, the devil himself. Dated in the year of publication, SIGNED by the author, with a salutation to "one of Old Nick's young cronies."