New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931. John Dos Passos. First Trade Edition. Wrappers / Paperback. INSCRIBED & SIGNED Copy by John Dos Passos, the Translator-&-Illustrator, 4to (9 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W), tan pictorial wrappers with colored scene of a port with ships by Dos Passos, Translator's Foreword by Dos Passos, several multi-colored illustrations--seemingly wood- or linoleum cuts--by Dos Passos (often as chapter-heads or -ends; typically in orange, black, & Navy blue), ix + 156 pages (many uncut) + Colophon dated 1930 stating "Manufactured by The Haddon Craftsmen for the publishers, Harper & Brothers." 1 lb. 3 oz. Fine / None/Mylar added. Item #1826
RARE! If this isn't one of the more rare of Dos Passos imprints--especially in this condfition and INSCRIBED--it's close to it. As Dos Passos, the translator-illustrator, states in his inscription to "Olivia & Sliver" on the free front endpaper, which he has SIGNED & dated "Merry Christmas, 1964": "...Since this book is way out of print & unobtainable I thought it would make an amusing Christmas card."
Largely uncut and unopened copy with the red 1" Chinese stamp or "chop" of "Ol.Austin.Jr." in the upper right hand corner of the pictorial cover as well as the title page.
INSCRIBED with a personal note. Archival clear mylar-protected wrappers. Internally clean, bright, tight, and--we repeat--largely unopened. Potter, #33 says Dos Passos translated this edition from the "Spanish," which we definitely assume is an error because Cendrars was French and the subtitle and title page of our copy both state "French." Potter also indicates that this trade edition is identical to a limited edition, except for its paper (p.63.