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Manhattan Transfer by  John Dos Passos - Hardcover - First Edition - 1925 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140906041)

Manhattan Transfer

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Manhattan Transfer

by Dos Passos, John

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  • very good
  • hardcover
Condition
Very Good
ISBN 10
0848809866
ISBN 13
9780848809867
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. In Good+ condition, lacking the dust jacket. The boards show edge wear; rubbed corners and a ding to the top edge of the upper board. Sunning to spine. Paper title label on the spine shows sunning, light edge wear and surface wear. Front free end paper appears missing, with an exposed hinge at the front gutter. Small vintage label from a bookseller to the rear paste down. A nice copy overall, presents well.

Synopsis

Considered by many to be John Dos Passos's greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an "expressionistic picture of New York" (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the lives of characters struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it. More than seventy-five years after its first publication, Manhattan Transfer still stands as "a novel of the very first importance" (Sinclair Lewis). It is a masterpeice of modern fiction and a lasting tribute to the dual-edged nature of the American dream.

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Details

Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140906041
Title
Manhattan Transfer
Author
Dos Passos, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0848809866
ISBN 13
9780848809867
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1925
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
First Edition
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gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.

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