Nothing Is Sacred. Josephine HERBST.

Nothing Is Sacred

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Realistic study of an Iowa family in a small town; in it, Herbst begins to explore the impact of capitalist values on American domestic life which would later form the basis of her important proletarian trilogy pubilshed between 1933 and 1939. The book was greeted with critical acclaim upon publication, a fact attested to by the high-profile blurbs on the advertising band, from Ring Lardner, Ford Madox Ford, and Ernest Hemingway. An attractive copy of the author's first book. HANNA 1675. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); rough blue cloth with titling stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 244pp. Laid into this copy is a half-page typed letter, signed, addressed to literary editor Aaron Asher (dated October 21, 1959). Hint of a lean, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed at extremities, with a few shallow chips at spine ends and several short tears; Very Good+, with the publisher's printed wraparound band intact.

Price: $500.00