Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1938. First Edition. Octavo (22cm); gray linen, titled and blocked in gilt and black on spine and front panel; gray topstain; dustjacket; 328pp. Mild sunning to spine, a bit of offset from binders glue to gutters at pastedowns, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is edgeworn and spine-sunned, with small chips to spine ends and corners (none affecting lettering), and several tears; Very Good. Lacking the original JPS shipping box.
Sympathetic rendering of the life of a Jewish labor organizer among garment workers in New York and Chicago. Winner of the first Edwin Wolf Award (1938) for best novel of Jewish interest. The JPS co-published the book with a trade publisher, Horace Liveright, and we have seen copies issued under both the Liveright and the JPS imprints (according to the JPS Annual Report for that year, Liveright had "purchased over 4000 copies" of the book by the end of 1938). BLAKE p.263. HANNA 353.