Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1935. First Edition. Heth's uncommon first novel, set in Depression-era Milwaukee and featuring a cast of artists, intellectuals, and university types. Though homosexual themes were never prominent in his novels, Heth lived an openly gay life in rural Wisconsin; his 1945 novel Any Number Can Play was a fictional portrait of his father, a professional gambler; it was adapted for film in 1949, providing a late-career starring role for Clark Gable. Not in Hanna. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 296pp. Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in, addressed to Cleveland bookseller Porter Welch. Fine in very nearly fine James Daugherty dustjacket.