Pasadena: Published by the Author, 1923. Later Printing. Reissue, under Sinclair's own imprint, of a work originally published in 1903. Ahouse: "This is the earliest of Sinclair's works to remain in his official canon...although the book is pre-socialist in outlook and shares the emotional language of Springtime and Harvest, the central section...effectively documents the insensitivity, not to say mendacity of certain publishers as experienced by the young Sinclair." Includes a postscript not present in previous editions. A particularly bright copy; the jacket, especially, is prone to grubbiness, from which this example has been nicely preserved. AHOUSE A4c. Octavo (19.5cm). Red cloth boards, gilt-lettered on spine, blocked in black ink on front cover; dustjacket; xi + 209,(3)pp. Hint of darkening to endpaper gutters, else a fine, fresh copy in the the scarce and fragile printed dustwrapper, lightly dusted but still crisp and Near Fine.