Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1954.
First American edition. Signed by H.E. Bates on the front free endpaper, inscribed to former owner in Paris, 1959. [vi], 217 pp. Publisher's slick navy cloth, spine lettered in white. Fine in Very Good dust jacket with rubbing, a little foxing, small closed tear to back panel. A collection of three novellas-- "The Grass God," "Dulcima," and "The Delicate Nature"-- by the prolific British author best-known for The Darling Buds of May. Item #140941016