29 June 2005
LEWIS, Sinclair (1885-1951). Arrowsmith. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1925.
8o. Title-page printed in red and black. Original cream buckram-backed boards, printed paper spine label, t.e.g., others uncut (very minor soiling, touch of wear to lower fore-corners); cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 459 and 500 signed by Lewis Lewis was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for this title, but he refused it saying he did not believe in prizes and that he felt other authors were more worthy of the prize. He did, however, subsequently accept the 1930 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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