"PERHAPS THE GREATEST CALIFORNIA NOVEL OF THEM ALL"
NORRIS, Frank. Octopus. New York, 1901.
First edition, first issue, of the first novel in Norris' unfinished trilogy, the only volume in his ambitious epic issued in his lifetime, with the second work, The Pit, still unpublished at his sudden death at 32—a pioneering work that "comes very near to summing up the American experience of economics from the Civil War to 1900." $750.