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Theodore Dreiser
Sister Carrie ~ THEODORE DREISER ~ First Edition ~ 1st Printing ~ 1900
First Edition, First Printing New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1900. 557 pp. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's red buckram cloth stamped in black. Very Good. Hinges repaired, spine end and corners of cloth retouched, and torn bottom corner of rear free end paper reattached. Cloth moderately rubbed and spine darkened, light staining to textblock edge, light cigar-smoke odor to pages. Previous owner name to front paste down, foxing to prelims and terminals and contents toned. Dreiser's first novel was published despite objections from Frank Doubleday (and his wife, who thought the content was too sordid.) It was published in a run of just over 1,000 copies; fewer than 600 were distributed, and the rest remaindered. Subsequent editions were bowdlerized and censored, and it was not until 1981--eighty-one years later-- that Dreiser's unaltered version appeared back in print. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books (burnsiderarebooks) [Portland, Oregon, United States]
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