A Hoosier Holiday.
Book Id: 7931
Dreiser, Theodore. A Hoosier Holiday. With Illustrations by Franklin Booth. 1st edition, 1st issue in dust jacket, with a copy of the altered edition, with page 173 replaced. And with a copy of the Prospectus for the work. John Lane, NY 1916, 1st edition, 1st issue, with the original sheet at page 173. Roy. 8vo, 513pp, illustrated with handsome plates by Booth. Handsome orig. green papered boards stamped in brown and gold, green cloth spine stamped in gilt, pristine in the orig. dark green dust jacket. The dj is bright and complete, but a long split along the front hinge is archivally repaired & a couple of other tiny chips. Otherwise, an outstanding copy. Unusual in dust jacket. The altered edition is also John Lane, NY 1916, but page 173 is inserted on a tab. Dreiser was forced to change the text on page 173 in later copies, because of comments he made about German persecution in the US and Canada during WWI, and his fears as an author of German-American heritage. This copy in original tan decorative printed boards with blue gilt spine, slightly marked & rubbed at edges, otherwise bright. The Prospectus is a 16pp pamphlet written by H.L. Mencken on "The Creed of a Novelist". The wrappers & illustration are advertisements for Dreiser's book.