“A NEGLECTED TOUR DE FORCE”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF KINGSBLOOD ROYAL, SIGNED BY SINCLAIR LEWIS
LEWIS, Sinclair. Kingsblood Royal. New York: Random House, (1947). Octavo, original red cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. $550.
Signed limited first edition of Sinclair Lewis’ explosive novel about racism, number 273 of 1050 copies signed by Lewis.
"A neglected tour de force by the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Kingsblood Royal is… as timely [now] as when it was first published in 1947" (Charles Johnson). To his contemporary Howard Fast, Lewis' novel about racism in post-WWII America was "as important a document on the subject as anyone has written this past decade." "First printing" stated on copyright page: published simultaneously with first trade edition. Without scarce glassine. Pastore 65. Bruccoli & Clark, 221. Small owner notation to rear blank.
A fine signed copy.