Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. 279pp. Octavo [21 cm] Navy blue cloth over boards with red ink lettering on the backstrip and front board. The spine is prominently rolled, there are a couple of trivial white stains at the foot of the spine, and there is a stain, measuring 1/2" tall by 2" wide, along the top edge of the rear free endsheet. In the pictorial dust jacket, with a number of short closed tears and chips in the edges, sunning to the spine, and a crease to the lower half of the front panel. John August is the pseudonym for Bernard DeVoto. Good + / very good. Item #54815
A New England tale of sabotage, labor unrest, young love, and age-old passion.