New York: The Viking Press, 1933. First Edition. "The story of a Georgia dirt farmer who digs holes in his ground for fifteen years, hoping to find gold. The primary occupation indulged by he and his two sons is sex, and outrageous details are given here in a humorous maner" (Coan, p.56). A social and economic study of poor whites, and basis for the 1958 Anthony Mann film starring Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, and Aldo Ray. HANNA 564. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth with titling and rule stamped in orange and green on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 303pp. Topstain faded, with trivial soil to same and to rear pastedown, with a tiny nick to fore-edge of rear board; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly sunned overall, with three clear tape mends verso, one of which covers a hole near the left edge of the front panel adjacent to the flap fold. Several chips and tears at crown, along with two longer tears extending onto front panel have been mended with a large piece of kraft paper on verso; largely complete, but just VG.