New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. 229pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Tan cloth covered boards with green ink stamped titles. Good only. The cloth covers have numerous small light stains. There is a 1/4 inch loss from the cloth at the head of the slightly darkened spine. There is also a short closed tear in the cloth at the head of the spine, along the front joint. The spine is very subtly rolled. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. Small scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. The front endsheet has an ink stamp and a former owner's bookplate. Faint notations on the rear free endsheet. The text block is cracked at p. 33. Pages are mildly browned. No dust jacket. Item #46981
This was Nathanael West's third novel. It is a satire of the myth of success.