1947, 1st edition; J.B. Lippincott Company publishers, Philadelphia and New York; hardbound in Tuscan red boards with gilt lettering on spine; lettering on spine is a little faded (see pic); very nice pictorals inside boards with tornado (see pic); deckled (rough-cut) page edges format; no dust jacket.
There is no such city as Jericho, Kansas. None of the characters of this book ever existed, except in imagination. But the country of which this novel tells, does exist. To some, the flat plains of America may appear monotonous and uninteresting: but to those who know them, they are sometimes exciting and often very beautiful, and they are peopled by a race as distinct as the Tankees of New England - whom they much resemble - or the mountaineers of Kentucky, or the cattlemen of the West. Except for the general character of the High Plains and the people who live upon them, however, this novel is entirely fictional, and any resemblance...