New York: Harper & Brothers, 1915. 1st. Original cloth. Presentation copy, INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication "To G. M. Acklom/God bless him/both his grin &/his reports on books./Sinclair Lewis/Aug. 31, 1915." Acklom was a British writer, editor, prolific book reviewer, translator and contributor based in New York City, principally with the publisher E.P. Dutton. First Edition, with H-P on copyright page. 8vo. 408,  pp. Frontispiece by Norman Rockwell, one his earliest illustrations in a book. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. Previous owner bookplate; fading to gilt on spine; water spotting on rear cover; light wear to extremities more so to spine ends; a good copy, lacking the scarce dustjacket. Item #17592
A comedy of the seriousness of life. Author's third novel and second under his own name. Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.