New York: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Reginald Marsh. Hardcover. Tall octavo (7" x 10-1/2") bound in half natural Irish linen with a gilt-stamped brown leather label and brown cloth sides. Copy #677 of 1500 copies designed and printed by Joseph Blumenthal at the Spiral Press with 47 soft crayon pencil drawings by Reginald Marsh beautifully reproduced and merged with the text. SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Small spot of white paint on the fore-edge of slipcase and the very top of the spine of the book. About Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Item #009485
Though many would not think of Theodore Dreiser as an advocate for women's rights, his first book, SISTER CARRIE, was enlightening in its portrayal of a young single woman's struggle to survive in a post-Victorian urban environment. His work shortly after as editor-in-chief of the magazine THE DELINEATOR provided further evidence for Dreiser's concern for women's struggle to survive in early 20th century American society.