New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. . First American Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [nice tight copy, very slight bumping to bottom corners, vintage price sticker (The White House) at upper corner of rear pastedown; jacket lightly soiled, a handful of tiny nicks in bottom edge of rear panel]. An early work by Bates, "a novel of life in the poor quarter of an industrial town" in the English Midlands, the titular street being "a narrow cul-de-sac surrounded by factories, breweries, and sordid streets of houses." According to at least one critic, this was the book with which the author really began to find his voice, drawing on his family history and his own Northamptonshire upbringing. Although the book is stated as "Printed in Great Britain," it's marked as the first American edition by the dual-publisher imprint on the jacket as well as at the base of the spine on the book itself (the British edition states Jonathan Cape only), the $2.00 printed price, and blurbs for two other Cape & Smith books which appeared in early 1932. (The book itself bears no date, but a January 1932 publication date was announced in the New York Times, which ran its review on February 21.) This edition would appear to be considerably less common than the U.K. issue, especially in the jacket. Bates's books have inspired a couple of dozen film and television adaptations, but this novel is not among those brought to the screen. . (Inventory #: 19266)
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