Very Good + / Very Good. Item #13220
New York: Random House, 1937. First Edition. Octavo. viii, 230 leaves of black and white woodcuts printed recto side only, plus divisional title leaves. Printed dust jacket with $3.00 price intact. Illustrated boards; charcoal topstain. Housed in custom-made slipcase.
Dust jacket shows light edgewear and is extensively repaired along edges, spine, and flaps. Boards show light shelfwear and binding is sound. Missing front free endpaper, which has been cleanly removed along gutter. Toning to endpapers, mainly on pastedowns. Pages unmarked.
Ward's sixth and final wordless novel is also his longest and most complex, depicting the effects of debt and joblessness on its three main characters.