New York: Coward-McCann, (1931). First edition, presumed second printing without torch in publisher's imprint on copyright page. INSCRIBED BY BROWN on front endpaper, "To May/ From R.W.B." The first volume in his tetralogy centering on Luke Dabney and his struggle to escape the fictional coal mining town of Wiggam's Glory, Ohio. 8vo silver-stamped black cloth; top edge red. Fine in near fine dust jacket with rubbing to spine ends and corners. Exceedingly scarce in dust jacket in any printing -- and there can't have been many given the dearth of copies available for sale.