“AS CLOSE TO THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL AS ANYONE”: Limited FIRST EDITIONS OF DOS PASSOS’ MONUMENTAL U.S.A. TRILOGY; Signed by Him and Reginald Marsh
U.S.A. Trilogy: 42nd Parallel, 1919, Big Money.
Dos Passos, John; Illustrated by Reginald Marsh.$2,000.00
Item Number: 99722
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946.
Signed limited edition of Dos Passos’ epic U.S.A. Trilogy, signed by him and illustrator Reginald Marsh. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated throughout by Marsh. One of 365 numbered copies. In fine condition. Housed in a custom burgundy morocco chemise and clamshell box made by Asprey, spines gilt with black and white labels. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
To Sinclair Lewis, John Dos Passos was “the father of humanized and living fiction-not merely for America but for the world.” For Norman Mailer, Dos Passos’ “trilogy on America came as close to the Great American novel as anyone,” and Malcolm Cowley hailed this remarkable epic as “the most important and the best of the many American novels written in the naturalistic tradition… a powerful and personal vision” (New York Times). Bruccoli & Clark I:101.