London/New York/Toronto: Longmans, Green & Company. Very Good in Very Good+ dj. 1930. 2nd printing. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [a good solid book, tight binding, minimal shelfwear, but with some light water-spotting and foxing on top page edges only (no staining to interior of book at all); jacket in very nice shape, with just a bit of edgewear, "$7500 Prize Novel" sticker on front panel]. Novel about a young architect in New York City, against a "background of the war, business, and the planning and raising of steel-framed buildings." According to a contemporary news story, the novel was chosen for the publisher's first-novel prize (by judges Lewis Mumford, Julia Peterkin and Ernest Boyd) from among 1,000 manuscripts submitted. . (Inventory #: 14532)
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