First edition of this short story collection by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with light chipping on the top and bottom jacket spine. Publisher's bright red cloth with gilt in fine condition. A lovely copy. Gavin Stevens, the wise and forbearing student of crime and of the folk ways of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, plays the major role in these six stories of violence. In each, Stevens'sharp insights and ingenious detection uncover the underlying motives.