New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); red cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in grey and black on spine and front cover; grey topstain; dustjacket; [x],433,pp. Vintage, decorative bookplate to front pastedown, gentle sunning to spine and upper board edges, else clean throughout; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), spine-sunned, with modest wear along the upper edge, and several tiny nicks, tears, and attendant creases; Very Good+.
Richter's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, following "the rise of a town on the site of the cabin of The Trees. A recognizable, credible story of physical and social changes, including the coming of the first railroad locomotive and individual reactions to altering circumstances" (COAN, p.42-43).