Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1938. First edition. Hardcover. 347pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue and yellow moire cloth covered boards. Very good with like dust jacket. The spine and covers show light edge wear. There is a former owner's bookplate on they front pastedown. The pages are very mildly yellowed. The dust jacket has a general layer of light soiling, and there are a number of chips and closed tears in the edges. The longest closed tear measures 1 inch long. Not price clipped. Item #39860
Vardis Fisher's novel, "Children of God," won the Harper Prize. Forgive Us Our Virtues is an attempt to illustrate, in a few cross-sections of American life, how under- or over-motivated people escape their real problems, and reconcile themselves with their self-esteem by taking on virtues which they do not possess.