Welty, EudoraThe Ponder Heart (Signed First Printing) New York Harcourt, Brace 1954 First Hardcover Fine First Printing 1954. A very handsome copy in fine condition in a near fine price clipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by Welty on a tipped in label on the front free endpaper. Slight edgewear--faint--and extending to the corners. A tight and unmarked copy. The dustjacket has several very small closed end tears expertly reattached and light chipping to the head and heel of the spine. Very light rubbing to the dustjacket. Otherwise a very nice copy. "The Ponder Heart" won Welty the William Dean Howels medal for fiction for 1954 and was her third novel. She eventually won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Optimist's Daughter".