New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First Edition. Fifteen fictionalized portraits of women in Dreiser's life. Among Dreiser's most compelling and most neglected works; as Irene Gammel points out in her entry in A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia (2003), "Dreiser's interweaving of biography, autobiography, and fiction has created a text that must be seen as central in unraveling the author's (and his society's) ambivalence about the roles and powers of the New Woman who would come into her own in the course of the twentieth century." HANNA 1038. Limited Issue, one of 535 numbered sets specially bound and signed by the author on a preliminary leaf in Vol.1, this being no.170. Two tall octavo volumes (25cm); black and silver paper over off-white vegetable vellum, with titles stamped in black on spines; 428; 429-823pp. Barest hint of sunning to spines, rubbing to upper right corner of front board on Vol.1; tasteful bookplate of George D. Max to front pastedowns; very Near Fine.