Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Good+ condition. Item #017385
[viii], 343 pages of text. Original hardcover cloth is moderately darkened on the spine, with chipping and wear to the spine extremities, and overall shelfworn and soiled; protected in archival mylar. Lacks the dustjacket. Signed and inscribed in the year of publication on the page facing the half-title page, at Stuart Brent's legendary bookstore "[signed] Nelson Algren 7stairs. Sep 7 1949." Stuart Brent allegedly gave Algren the title of this book. Previous owner's last name neatly on the front endpaper. The text is otherwise clean and unmarked. Stated: First Edition.