HANDSOMELY BOUND BY BAYNTUN
FAST, Howard. The American. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1946). Octavo, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $450.
First edition of Fast's novel of midwestern politics and idealism, handsomely bound by Bayntun.
Fast is best known for his novel Spartacus, written five years after The American. Bookplate.