New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with gilt lettering, dust jacket. 339pp. Decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket a tad edgeworn, with spine faintly sunned and a few tiny edge chips -- but present and fairly nice. Item #44259
A tight, attractive first edition of this New York fiction, which in 1931 was turned into a romantic drama featuring Marion Davies and Leslie Howard. This copy bears a choice autograph addition: Tipped before the half-title page is a Typed Note Signed from Hurst, 1p, 5" X 6½", n.p., 21 October 1940. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar). Fine. On embossed "FH" letterhead, Hurst tells this admirer "You are gracious to remember me on October 19th... I am glad you liked 'Our Country.' Apparently it is a subject near and dear to both our hearts." Large bold signature in her typical red ink. A lovely first of this uncommon title in scarce jacket.