FIRST EDITION OF DODSWORTH IN RARE ORIGINAL, UNRESTORED DUST JACKET
LEWIS, Sinclair. Dodsworth. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1929). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1800.
First edition, in scarce, unrestored dust jacket.
“Next to Arrowsmith, this book is considered Lewis’ finest effort as a writer” (Pastore, 165). “The excellent Dodsworth, unique for Lewis in that it is not overtly satiric, depicts a well-meaning man’s difficulty in choosing between two women… Dodsworth is able to experience for himself the contrast between the New World and the Old and reluctantly, but with conviction, changes his life, his goals, and his wife-as Lewis did at the same time” (Pribic, 243). “Difficult to find in a dustwrapper in collectible condition” (Pastore, 165). First edition, with “Published March, 1929” and no subsequent numeral on copyright page. Pastore 15. Bruccoli & Clark III:215. Small bookplate and shelf number label.
Scarce and fragile original dust jacket completely unrestored, with rear fold partly split, two tape repairs to verso. Book about-fine. An excellent copy of an uncommon classic.