New York: Viking Press, 1934. First Edition. Sharp copy of Halper's second book. Though Halper reputedly bristled at the application of the term "proletarian" to his novels of the Thirties, the present title is decidedly in the proletarian vein, an account of workers' struggles in a Chicago type foundry. The fragile dustjacket is particularly prone to rubbing, making this in our experience the toughest of Halper's titles to find in an acceptable condition. HANNA 1549. RIDEOUT p.297. COAN p.83. Cloth boards; dustjacket; red top stain; 499pp. Clean, tight copy; bit of dulling to spine lettering, endpapers mildly toned, else Near Fine. In original first issue dustjacket, price-clipped, slightly rubbed on rear panel, few short closed tears, still bright and attractive, VG or better.