Signed Self-Published Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair. Dragon's Teeth. New York City and Pasadena, California: Published by the author, [1942].

    Advance copy with no Viking logo on front board or spine. Inscribed by Sinclair on front free endpaper, "To W E Bohn with best wishes Upton Sinclair." Octavo. 631 pages.

    Publisher's red cloth with silver stamping to front and spine. Lightly rubbed with a bit of soiling and minor wear to corners. Top edge stained red. Spotting to page edges. Toning to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket is lightly soiled and rubbed with a couple of small tears to upper edge. A very good copy of this scarce edition.

    Third in Sinclair's World's End series of eleven novels and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1943. The series' central character, Lanny Budd, is a socialist, art expert, and "red" son of an American arms manufacturer. Offered here is the rare advance copy, published by Sinclair for private distribution. Similar in appearance to the first trade edition published by Viking but with a different title page imprint and without the Viking logo or imprint on the front cover or spine of the binding, the foot of the jacket spine or at base of the rear jacket panel (here changed to say "Published by the Author").

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