New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Dedicated "To the Working Women of America," Bread is an issue novel of women entering the work force; the heroine juggles home life and a career, finally sacrificing her marriage in order to rise to executive status in a publishing company. The book was a sensation upon publication, and went into at least five printings in the first year and no fewer than seventeen printings overall. The first printing was small, and copies of this quality rarely appear. HANNA 2640; SMITH N-122. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); rust-colored cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [viii],511,[1]pp. Contemporary ownership name and inscription to front pastedown and endpaper, with a later (1959) date to same; mild wear to spine ends, partial oxidation to gilt, with a hint of scattered foxing to text edges; internally clean; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is lightly edge-worn, small stain to center of rear panel, with minute loss to upper corners, and a few short, closed tears; bright, Very Good+ example.

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