New York: John Lane Company, 1917. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19cm); vertical-ribbed crimson cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 314pp. Spine gilt slightly dulled, bookplate to front pastedown, with some faint dampstaining to lower board edges and front joint; Very Good+ and clean throughout. Dustjacket is chipped and worn along the edges, with the deepest chip at the lower right corner of the rear panel; dust-soil to panels and flap folds, dampstaining to base of spine and lower edge, several tears and two tape mends verso, with light scratching around price at mid-spine; just Very Good.
Anderson's scarce second novel centered around a dis-illusioned miner's search for meaning and order, who takes it upon himself to marshall the disorganized workers in his town into a disciplined, organized unit. A major proletarian novel, and scarce in any sort of dustjacket. BLAKE p.238. HANNA 78.