WOLFE, Thomas (1900-1938). Look Homeward, Angel. A Story of the Buried Life. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.
8o. Original blue cloth; dust jacket (some light rubbing, a few tape reinforements on verso at ends of spine and fore edge joints, marginal loss on rear panel affecting one letter of Wolfe's name at top).
FIRST EDITION OF WOLFE'S FIRST AND GREATEST BOOK, first state jacket with Wolfe's photo by Doris Ulmann on rear panel. Look Homeward, Angel is the first of Wolfe's four thinly disguised autobiographical novels of life near Asheville, North Carolina. No one denied the greatness of Wolfe's controversial first book, including Sinclair Lewis, who in his Nobel Prize speech the following year named Wolfe among the most promising of the younger generation of writers. Wolfe died prematurely of tuberculosis of the brain at the age of 38. Johnson A2.1.a.