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Main Street

By Lewis, Sinclair




Main Street by Sinclair Lewis is a satirical novel concerning small town America. The story follows Carol Milford, a liberal and free-spirited woman, as she marries Dr. William Kennicott and settles in his hometown of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. Upon arrival, Carol is shocked by the conservatism and general backwardness of Gopher Prairie—which is loosely based on Lewis’ hometown of Sauk Centre, Minnesota. The residents of Gopher Prairie seem more interested in gossip than larger cultural or social issues, which frustrates Carol. In various attempts to reform the town, she implements one improvement project after another, all of them ending in failure. In the end, Carol realizes that her frustrations with the individuals of the town should really have been directed towards its institutions and that although she was been beaten, she has kept the faith. Lewis initially seems to be attacking his small town roots in the novel, but his satire is double-edged; Main Street is not only a critique of simple townspeople, but also of the superficial intellectuals who look down on them.

Main Street was not expected to be a commercial success. Lewis anticipated selling 10,000 copies; Harcourt, Brace and Howe anticipated 20,000. In the first six months of 1921, Main Street sold over 180,000 copies. Main Street is ranked 68th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. The novel was initially awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature that year, but the Board of Trustees overturned the decision and gave the prize to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence instead. (In 1925, Lewis rejected the Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith because he felt that he had deserved the prize for Main Street.) 

First edition identification and notes

Harcourt, Brace and Howe first published Main Street in 1920. Bound in blue cloth with orange highlights, the 448-page first editions state 1920 on both the title page and the copyright page and have Harcourt, Brace and Howe printed on the spine. Points of issue include a perfect "y" in the word "May" on page 387 and an unbattered number 54 on page 54. Signed copies have sold for upwards of $7,500.


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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt Brace and Howe, 1920 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Sinclair Lewis. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with Harcourt, Brace and Howe printed on the spine. Later editions have only Harcourt Brace printed on the spine. An attractive later issue dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some wear to the spine and edges. This original dustjacket has the same image on the front cover as the First Issue dustjacket. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Sinclair Lewis First Editions with the original dustjackets.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920 Very good in a very good dust jacket. 1920 stated on both the title and the copyright pages. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Lewis on the front free endpaper with a paper attached at bottom with an extended inscription and Lewis'signature. Book has some edgewear and slight sun fading along the spine, spot at bottom of front cover. Dust jacket is intact with slight chipping at the corners and spine ends. Two very small pieces missing from the top of the back panel. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920 A very good first edition, first issue (no battered type on pages 54 and 387), inscribed by Lewis in 1921 on the front free endpaper. Repair to front hinge. In an early, supplied dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt, Brace and Howe, New York, 1920 First Edition, First Printing with a perfect "y" in the word "May" on page 387 and unbattered number 54 on page 54. This ORIGINAL early issue dustjacket with titles on back panel has minor wear to the edges. The book is bound in the publisher's original blue cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Main Street; Early Edition *

Lewis, Sinclair

New York * * * * * : HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY, INC., 1920. Hard Cover. Good/Good. BOOK: Good 4,461.97 Main Street; Early Edition * Lewis, Sinclair HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY, INC. H.I.57 1920 Book: Good And A Little Better, Grey Cloth Cover, slight brown spot along edge of first 12 pages, with battered type on pages 54 and 387. Prior owner's name, written on front free end page. Pages have light browning from aging. D/J: Good, Slight tear on edge and bottom, red border along three sides of front cover, with blue and black lettering. 5½" X 8", 451 pages tight to the spine and unmarked. Note: The Publishers Name Is Different On This Edition, Making It, Probably A "True", Early Edition. This book has no graffiti inside and will make an excellent addition to your own personal library. Books like this are becoming rare and more expensive to own. Both book and dust jacket show normal shelf wear and browning from aging. This Expensive Book Is Hard To Find, Will Make An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift. "True", Early Edition. = WORLD WIDE Shipping AVAILABLE =

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Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920 Very good in a very good dust jacket. 1920 stated on both the title and the copyright pages. First Edition. First issue with no baltered type pp.54 and pp.387. INSCRIBED by Lewis on the front free endpaper. Book has some edgewear and wear along spine; end papers and paste-downs show some darkening and foxing. Later issue dust jacket has a piece missing from the top corner of the front panel. A small piece missing from the top spine end, and a few other chips. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920 A very good first edition, first issue (no battered type on pages 54 and 387), signed by Lewis on the front free endpaper, in an early, supplied dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Main Street

LEWIS, SINCLAIR

New York: Harcourt Brace & Howe, 1920. Blue cloth with small orange panels. Lacking dust jacket. This copy inscribed by the author "To Florence + Dick Boeckel, who endured me while I wrote it-Sinclair Lewis" Florence Boeckel was a prominent suffragist and press chairman of the National Women's Party. Also a noted pacifist, activist supporter of the League of Nations and the National Council for the Prevention of War, all things Lewis believed in. Lewis wrote the introduction to her famous pacifist manifesto, Between War and Peace: A Handbook for Peace Workers (1928). Lewis and Boeckel lived and worked in New York in the teens and he probably bounced passages of Main Street off them while it was still in manuscript. Well loved copy with overall wear, especially to the extremities. Interior clean.Nice association copy.. Inscribed by the Author. 1st. Cloth. VG. Octavo.

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Main Street.

LEWIS, Sinclair.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe,, 1920. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt Brace, 1920 First edition, second state, in fine condition, signed on the front free endpaper. With imperfect folio on page 54, and the "y" in "may" on page 387 (last line)is slightly battered. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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LEWIS, Sinclair

Inscribed by Sinclair Lewis LEWIS, Sinclair. Main Street. The story of Carol Kennicott. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition, second state (with type batter on pp. 54 and 387). Inscribed by Sinclair Lewis on front free endpaper. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 187 x 127 mm). [2, blank], [8], 451, [3, blank] pp. Inscription reads: "To Mr. + Mrs/ Will Owen Jones/ Christmas, 1920/William Allen White/ asks me to send you/this book in Christmas/ greeting- + he let/me tag along after hin!/ Sinclair Lewis/ Washington/ Dec. 1920" The inscription is probably to William Owen Jones managing editor of the Nebraska State Journal and author of the book By Land and Sea, a publication on foreign travel. Original dark blue cloth stamped in orange on front cover and spine. Spine lightly sunned and the edges of the spine and boards with a small amount of wear. Small booksellers stamp on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy. "Lewis attained fame with the publication of Main Street (1920). The bookís protagonist, Carol Kennicott, a quixotic young woman determined to adopt a small prairie town and bring culture to it, moves to Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, a town not unlike Sauk Centre, and is dismayed by the small-minded people who live there. Main Street is an exposÈ of midwestern small-town life, depicting the prejudices of Americaís villagers and expressing the quintessential statement of the ìrevolt against the villageî introduced by nineteenth-century novelists such as E. W. Howe and Joseph Kirkland. Lewisís satirical wit and his skill at creating memorable characters, however, set him apart from his literary predecessors. The novel was not only a bestseller, but a cultural phenomenon, inspiring a host of similar books, jokes about small towns, a popular song (ìMain Street: A Fox Trot Songî), and fan mail from a variety of readers ranging from housewives who recognized themselves in the bookís protagonist to fellow authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sherwood Anderson. The novel was controversial, however, some reviewers seeing it as unfair to the small town and even unfair to the American character. In part because of its controversial nature, the novel was passed over for the Pulitzer Prize, for which it was a major contender in 1921." (American Dictionary of National Biography). Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. Pastore pp. 89-101. HBS 67992. $1,500

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Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott

Lewis, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good+. 1920, First Edition, first issue with perfect type at folio on page 54 and 'may' on page 387. Hardcover. Very Good in a later issue dust jacket and custom blue morocco slipcase. Early fraying to the cloth at the spine ends and corners; 2 pinhole sized dents to the rear board; clean contents; sound binding. The jacket is likely from 1921 as it has 'Harcourt Brace and Co.' on the spine; it has the same image as the first (silhouette in front of the 'Rosebud Movie' billboard) and all of the advertised titles were published on or before 1921, when Harcourt Brace and Howe switched over to Harcourt Brace and Co. There is a blurb for 'Main Street' on the rear panel that notes 'Over 125,000 sold'. The price is $2.00. The jacket is still quite fresh, at least Very Good+: the spine panel is sunned just a touch, there is also very shallow chipping at the crown of the spine and the upper corners; finally, a single 1/2-inch closed snag to the top edge of the rear panel. DJ with reviews for the book on the front flap; $2.00 price present. A truly sparkling jacket. Clamshell slipcase in full blue morocco with gilt titles; Fine condition. We do not know how this later jacket came to be matched up with a first issue of the book. Digital images available upon request.

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Main Street

LEWIS, SINCLAIR

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1921. Later printing. Inscribed by the author in 1929. Recipient’s bookplate; the typed letter requesting the autograph, endorsed by Lewis, is tipped in. Very good.

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LEWIS, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt Brace and Howe, 1920. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. Very light wear, a near fine copy, lacking the rare dustwrapper. Lewis's first major success, a realistic portrayal of Midwestern life, and the first of several important novels for which he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. *Johnson High Spot of American Literature.*.

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Main Street.

LEWIS, Sinclair.

New York:: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1921.. First edition; eighteenth printing (March, 1921).. Publisher's blue and orange cloth in custom cloth clamshell box, with leather label.. Good to very good; sound, but with some chipping and insect damage to the spine.. 8vo.. Tipped to the front pastedown are an inscription, signed by Lewis, and an original photograph of contemporary vintage, which is also signed by the author.

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MAIN STREET

Lewis, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920. First Edition, First Printing, Second Issue. Hardcover. Octavo, 541 pages; VG-/none: bound in publisher's blue cloth with orange stamping; mild sun-fading to spine, rubbing to boards, binding slightly loose; small inscription on ffep; First edition, second issue with battered '5' on page 54, and battered "y" in "may" on page 387; MA consigment; shelved case 2. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt, Brace, And Howe . Collectible - Very Good. Condition: Very Good; First edition, first state. "Y" on page 387 and "4" on page 54 have no printer damage. Cover has slight fading & edgewear, and 2 pages have small tears. Inside covers show shadows from DJ. Includes a small photo of Lewis and his signature on a small slip of ruled paper. Hardcover

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LEWIS, Sinclair

Chicago: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Some darkening to the spine. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with short splits and lacking a label on the backstrip. Grant Wood. Small quarto (7-1/2" x 10") bound in flexible gray linen with the spine lettered in blue on a yellow field and the front cover lettered in blue on a tan field. Designed by William Kittredge; printed and bound at the Lakeside Press. With a new introduction by the author. Illustrated with nine tinted plates after drawings by Grant Wood. Copy #887 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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Main Street

Sinclair Lewis

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1920 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1920, same date to copyright and title pages. No additonal printings listed. First issue, perfect page numbers on page 49 and 54. Page 387, line 42, the word "may" has perfect type (ref: Lee, Mcbride). Dark blue hardboards with orange border around title and author. Light spots on some interior page edges, loose at back hinge, though overall the book is tight. Cover is in excellent condition, no spotting to boards, spine ends slightly bumped. Classic tale of small town America, with the portrayal of a strong female protagonist. .

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LEWIS, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Twenty-first printing, published six months after the first printing. Rear hinge slightly tender, still a nice and bright, near fine copy in a nice, very good plus dustwrapper with a split at the bottom of the front spine fold. Lewis' first major success, a realistic portrayal of Midwestern life, and the first of several important novels for which he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. A relatively early jacketed copy, and scarce thus. The first printing in original jacket is a rarity. *Johnson High Spot of American Literature.*.

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Lewis, Sinclair

New York, NY: The Limited Editions Club, 1937. cloth, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. small 4to. cloth, slipcase. xvii, 367, (3) pages. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Wood (LEC 89). With a Special Introduction by the Author and Illustrations by Grant Wood. Printed at the Lakeside Press of Chicago and designed by W.A. Kittredge. Slipcase toned. Lightly faded spine, else fine in fine slipcase. A well preserved copy.

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MAIN STREET

SINCLAIR LEWIS

NEW YORK NY: HARCOURT BRACE AND HOWE, 1920. hard cover no dj. very good no dj.

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MAIN STREET

sinclair lewis

Condition defects: loose exposed hinge inside front cover and at pg 6-7 and 422-423,rest of the book tight and very clean,no marks I can see.minor sheafwear to the edges,bumped spine ends of course. minor-to med rubbing to the covers. ISSUE POINTS: Confusion Reigns on this, according to Merle Johnson and Whitman Bennett "The earliest printed copies have perfect folio, p.54; perfect type LOWER RIGHT CORNER of p. 387". OK who came up with the y in may bottom line close to the begining of the line not the RIGHT CORNER. I started looking thru this issue for other errors, I gave up after 50 of them. THIS BOOK:p.49 top line r in their is not perfect(WHO added this one) p54 present,pg.387 hasRight Corner perfect-but the y looks like a v with a tail. Has the Howe,1920 main title page. p. 426 has Christian Endeavor bottom line(who came up with this one). I am quessing it is a mixed state because of the y.

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1920 Later printing. Presentation, signed by the author. Small octavo. [8], 451pp. Blue cloth. Minor wear to spine ends, spine and covers slightly faded, else fine. Famous satirical novel of small-town America..

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LEWIS, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921. Hardcover. Near Fine. Nineteenth printing. Light rubbing to the extremities, a near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. Signed by the author. *Johnson High Spot of American Literature.*.

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Main Street.

LEWIS, Sinclair.

New York:: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1921.. 19th printing, April, 1921.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Ownership signature on front free endpaper beneath author's signature; else a very good copy with some slight shelf wear. The jacket has some moderate chipping and fraying, but is complete and attractive. . 8vo,. Signed by Sinclair Lewis on the front free endpaper.

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Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott.

LEWIS, Sinclair.

New York:: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1920.. First edition, first state with unbattered type on pp. 54 and 387.. publisher's blue cloth stamped in orange.. Some light dust-soiling to the endsheets; cloth a little faded and lightly rubbed at extremities. . 8vo,.

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Main Street

LEWIS, SINCLAIR

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First Edition; first printing. A good copy; inscribed by Louis Untermeyer, "For Lesley [Frost], on condition that she will let Robert read it. L.U. October, 1920.

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Main Street. [Photoplay Edition]

LEWIS, Sinclair.

New York:: Grosset & Dunlap, [ca. 1922].. Photoplay edition.. publisher's cloth in illustrated dust jacket. . A very good copy in a chipped and worn dust jacket.. 8vo,. Illustrated with scenes from the motion picture by Warner Brothers.. This copy was apparently a gift to Mrs. C. S. Sewell from Warner Brothers, as that inscription appears on the front free endpaper. The pastedown, verso and recto of the front free endpaper, and the half-title page are covered with signatures of persons apparently involved in the production of the film. Signatures of Monte Blue, who played Kennicott, and Florence Vidor, who played Carol Milford, are not present. There is a presentation inscription from Sinclair Lewis to Sewell that is secretarial.

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MAIN STREET

Lewis, Sinclair

Chicago: Lakeside Press for The Limited Editions Club, 1937. First thus, no. 848 of an edition limited to 1500. Hardcover. Very good+/No dust jacket. Grant Wood. Chicago: Lakeside Press for The Limited Editions Club, 1937. Special introduction by the author. First thus, no. 848 of an edition limited to 1500. Signed by the illustrator. Numerous color plates. Illustrated by Grant Wood. 367 pp. Hardcover. Small 4to. Gray cloth. Top edge dyed. Minor bumping to pressure points; slight darkening to spine. Housed in original lightly edge worn, rubbed and toned slipcase. Very good+/No dust jacket. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott

Lewis, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt Brace and Howe, 1920 451 numbered pp; HB. Pages: clean, bright, tight; dampstain shows to bottom crnr edges, but not to pp themselves, a.e. tanned, mildly cocked. Cover: navy, orange and reverse titles front, reverse titles to orange block spine; moderate shelfwear, extrems worn through. First edition, but not first issue - points: pg number 49 is perfect, type batter evident to pg number 54 and to text on p 387.

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

New York, NY: Harcourt Brace and Howe, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5"x7.75". (full book description) Harcourt Brace and Howe, New York, NY, 1920. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5"x7.75", 451pgs. First state. Has unbattered number 54 on page 54 & unbattered on last line of page 387. Cloth frayed head/foot of spine, partial front hinge paper tear, o.w. a cean copy. No ink names, bookplates etc. Text is bright & in near fine to fine condition. Nice copy of the First Issue. [First Editions] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! First Printing

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LEWIS, Sinclair

Chicago: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Bookplate on front pastedown. Spine a little sunned. Still Near Fine in a darkened but solid slipcase lacking the label on the backstrip. Grant Wood. Small quarto (7-1/2" x 10") bound in flexible gray linen with the spine lettered in blue on a yellow field and the front cover lettered in blue on a tan field. Designed by William Kittredge; printed and bound at the Lakeside Press. With a new introduction by the author. Illustrated with nine tinted plates after drawings by Grant Wood. Copy #380 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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LEWIS, Sinclair

Chicago: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Owner inkstamp on the front endpaper. Spine a bit rubbed. Near Fine in a new slipcase with the original label mounted on the backstrip. Grant Wood. Small quarto (7-1/2" x 10") bound in flexible gray linen with the spine lettered in blue on a yellow field and the front cover lettered in blue on a tan field. Designed by William Kittredge; printed and bound at the Lakeside Press. With a new introduction by the author. Illustrated with nine tinted plates after drawings by Grant Wood. Copy #429 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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Main Street

Sinclair Lewis

2001-04-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt, Brace and Howe First edition, first issue, 1920, facsimile DJ. Book near fine, except for some minor edgewear, slight staining on boards and spine, slight discoloration on spine, end-papers, and top edge and fore-edge of pages. Facsimile DJ fine, except for very slight rubbing at spine ends and corners.. F. Hardcover.

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Main Street

LEWIS, Sinclair

Chicago: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Limited. hardcover. very good(+). Wood, Grant. Introduction by the author. Color frontispiece and color illustrations by Grant Wood. 367pp. Short thick 4to, cloth with printed spine label (spine somewhat darkened and rubbed; one corner very slightly bumped; internally fine). Chicago: The Limited Editions Club and The Lakeside Press, 1937. A very good copy, lacking the slipcase. of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator.

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Lewis, Sinclair

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1937. cloth. Limited Editions Club. small 4to. cloth. xvii, 367, (3) pages. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Wood (LEC 89). With a Special Introduction by the Author and Illustrations by Grant Wood. Printed at the Lakeside Press of Chicago and designed by W.A. Kittredge. Lacks slipcase. Spine age darkened with slight spotting.

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921 Published in New York by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1921. Twenty-fifth printing stated on copyright page. Lewis's first major success, a realistic portrayal of Midwestern life, and the first of several important novels for which he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. With facsimile DJ. Book very good+. DJ near fine.. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

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Sinclair Lewis

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust Jacket. Copyright date 1920, 1st edition, 1st printing. With 1920 both on the copyright page and the title page. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Blue cloth over boards with orange and red lettering on a blue and orange on the front and on the spine. Foxing to the for edge and bottom page edges also along the bottom page edge near the for edge is a light soiling spot. No Dust Jacket. Light Browning to the inside covers front and back. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine with bumps to the head and toe of the spine The text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book one of the top 100 novels of the 20th century. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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Lewis, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition, first issue with perfect folio on page 54, and the "y" in "may" on page 387 (last line) perfect. Edge rubbed and bumped, good-only condition, faint damp stain on front pastedown but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

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Main Street

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Another mixed state edition but covers have wear and small tears on the spine ends,shelfwear on the corners.Foxing in different parts of the book,mainly 1st 10 pages,last 15 pages.Very tight and square.Light soiling to covers etc,light sun spine. Issue Points:pg 54 clearly present,pg 387 has the underlined v instead of y,pg 49 intact,pg. 426 has Christian Endeavor.

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Sinclair Lewis

2004-08-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

Jan 01, 1937. Very Good. [SIGNED] Chicago: Limited Editions Club/ Lakeside Press, 1937. Limp linen covered and titled boards. Signed by artist and illustrator Grant Wood in a numbered limited edition of 1500. Introduction by the author. Color frontispiece and 8 additional color illustrations by Grant Wood. xvii,367 pages. Short thick 4to, cloth with printed spine label. A very good copy, lacking the slipcase (as usually found for some reason). #1070 of 1500 copies signed by one of the most important 20th c. American artists, Grant Wood. Light age-toning, else very good overall condition. NOT EX-LIBRARY. (fprw)

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Sinclair Lewis

2009-02-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920. First printing, 2d state. Hardcover. Very good condition. 451p. "54" on page 54 & "y" on page 387 beginning to show wear.

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Sinclair Lewis

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Book plate to second free end page. A Limited Edition. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Lewis, Sinclair

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+, Leather Bound. Small stain to front and rear panel. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition, published under the auspices of The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Lewis, Sinclair

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines.; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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LEWIS, SINCLAIR.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap,, [19??.]. GROSSET EDITION. Hardcover. Fine copy with cloth particularly bright and clean, in a fine bright dust jacket with one minor scrape to rear panel. Beautiful copy of this edition, which retains the artwork of the original printing.

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Price: $250.00