Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. First Edition. A lowly cashier climbs the social and business ladders, all on the strength of a new suit of clothes. This was the first of the author's five "Skinner" novels, a series of lighthearted satires that carried Alger-esque themes of pluck, luck, and common sense into the New York business world. SMITH D-454. 12mo. Publisher's pictorial gray cloth; 165pp; illus. Slight fading to spine lettering, else a tight, Near Fine copy. With 5 inserted leaves of plates by F. Vaux Wilson.