Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. FIRST EDITION, first printing with 'A' on copyright page. Very scarce original dust jacket panels now protected in mylar. A Pulitzer Prize-winning classic originally published in 1938 and the inspiration for the iconic MGM film starring Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, and Claude Jarman, Jr. Rawling's timeless story of backwoods Florida and the tender relationship of a young boy and his tame fawn continues to delight and enthrall readers. Woodcut illustrations by Edward Shenton head each chapter.Text block top edge a very light green. "Rear jacket panel synopsis of book with BOMC selection statement at bottom. Published in March 1938, BOMC in April 1938, the BOMC statements were selling tools. If BOMC had selected the book, it must be good. Publisher's loved it when BOMC selected their book, it was free publicity! The statement was replaced after the first printing with other independent favorable reviews. A website about identifying Pulitzer Prize first editions emphasizes the BOMC statement is an essential point for a "YEARLING" first and IS NOT an indicator of a BOMC printing." 428 pages.