Título: The Job
Editorial: Harper & Brothers, NY
Año de publicación: 1917
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Edition.
First edition, first issue of Lewis's third book under his own name with a prescient and revealing ANS tipped-in. 8vo, publishers green cloth, gilt to front and spine, gte, 327p. Copyright page states "Published February 1917/ B-R" No promotional slip for Main Street. Boards slightly soiled, more to spine where gilt is dulled. Corners a tad worn and the slightest threading spine head. Firmly bound, no PONs, inscriptions or bookplates. Tipped onto the lower front pastedown is Lewis's callingcard envelope addressed in his hand to "Mr. Llewellyn Jones, Friday Book Review/ Chicago Evening Post/ Chicago, Ill." On the front of the card, Lewis writes " As you liked Hawk, / I think you'll / like this better./ It's really my/ [continuing to verso] first serious/ novel. Greetings!/ SL" (Lewis is making a reference to his previous book The Trail of the Hawk.) Keen self-awareness, perhaps indulgent self-promotion, yet confirmed by his masterpieces in the decade that followed - Main Street, Babbitt, Dodsworth, Elmer Gantry - and the enduring literary criticism of them. Unique. N° de ref. de la librería 007529
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