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. No dust jacket. The backstrip is a bit faded, and the head and foot of the backstrip are a lightly bruised. John August is the pseudonym for Bernard DeVoto. Very good. Item #56873
A New England tale of sabotage, labor unrest, young love, and age-old passion. This copy is inscribed by Bernard DeVoto, as John August, on the front free endpaper: "For Aunt Molly, who / can spot me, / John August."