New York: John Lane Company, 1916. Reissue. "By 1914, Theodore Dreiser was a successful writer living in New York. He had not been back to his home state in over 20 years. When his friend Franklin Booth approached him with teh idea of driving from New York to Indiana, Dreiser's response to Booth was immediate: "All my life I've been thinking of making a return trip to Indiana and writing a book about it." Along the route, Dreiser recorded his impressions f the people and land in words while his traveling companion sketched some of these scenes. In this reflective tale, Dreiser and Booth cross four states to arrive at Indiana and the sites and memories of Dreiser's early life in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Evansville, Warsaw, and his one year at Indiana University" (Indiana University Press). Uncommon. One of 699 sets of first printing sheets bound in a Boni & Liveright binding, ca.1925 (see Ahearn APG 008c - the sheets used for this reissue are second state, with p.173-174 inserted). Thick octavo (24cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; pictorial endpapers; dustjacket; 513, pp. Text edges slightly dusty, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket unclipped (priced $5.00), slightly dusty overall, with light wear to extremities, a few nicks and tears, and 1.25" of erosion along upper front flap; Very Good+.