AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-431 [432: blank]; [1-10] [1-2] 3-409 [410: blank] [note: first leaf in volume 2 is a blank], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "The story of a youth of unstable character trapped by circumstances that lead to his execution for murder ... The plot is based on an actual New York murder case" (OCAL). A Haycraft-Queen title and a Time 100 book. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jackets. The spine panels of both jackets are lightly tanned and there are several tiny nicks and shallow closed tears along the top and bottom edges. Volume one's jacket has a bit of wear with shallow loss at the upper spine end; volume two's jacket has a shallow tear with associated crease and shallow loss at the bottom edge of the rear panel near the fore-edge. This copy is lacking the paper slipcase. Overall, a very nice copy. (#154536).
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