Berkeley: University of California Press, 1946. First Edition. SIGNED by both authors "With deep appreciation and sincere regard, Dorothy Swaine Thomas, Richard S. Nishimoto." 8vo. xv, 388 pp. Appendices; Index. Illustrations. With contributions by Rosalie Hankey, James Sakoda, Morton Grodzins, and Frank Miyamoto. Red cloth with gilt lettering in publisher's illustratrated dustjacket. Very good (fading to spine & upper board edge) in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities; lengthwise crease to front and rear covers where jacket was folded). Item #19413
"The Spoilage is not sociological speculation of what might have happened; it is a factual record of social history, causes and consequences. The book traces the course of a minority group from law-abiding citizens to people without a legal basis for existence." - dustjacket flap.