New York: Harcourt Brace, 1922. 1st. Hardcover. First edition; first issue. 8vo. 401pp, [vii]pp of publisher's advertisements. Blue cloth covered boards; orange titles and border illustration to front board; orange titles to spine. Light wear to extremities, more so to spine ends; original obituary for Lewis laid in; offsetting; previous owner's stamp. Very good. Item #16787
First edition and first issue of this important work of American literature, dedicated to Edith Wharton. Sinclair Lewis was the first American author to recieve the Nobel Prize in Literature. This novel was controversial for its satirical criticism of American middle class culture, and was an immediate best-seller.