A COOL MILLION: THE DISMANTLING OF LEMUEL PITKIN, Nathanael West - 1934 [1st Ed]

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FIRST EDITION. Gently used vintage book displaying mild overall wear and aging. Boards show light edgewear. Front cover has a faint stain. Binding has a little play. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS.

A Cool Million: The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin

by Nathanael West

FIRST EDITION. Published by: Covici, Friede, New York, 1934.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume displays mild overall wear to covers and interior.
  • Cloth covers feature green text on front, and exhibit overall toning with a light stain on front. 
  • Boards display minor edgewear with light bumping and rubbing of corners. Rubbing only occurs on front corners.
  • Spine features green text, and is sunned and foxed with softened ends.
  • Binding has a little play, with slight gapping at gutter between some pages inside. (See photos)
  • Interior displays light overall age-toning, with rare smudges along gutter.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges show expected toning.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20181107
229 pages. 5.25 x 7.5 inches.


Nathanael West's third novel was written as a brutal satire of Horatio Alger's works, which sparkled with eternal optimism. Deeply admiring of the happy destiny awaiting the courageous and persistent boy in America who through his hard work and determination rises from poverty to a comfortable middle class, Alger's novels were the basis of West's inspiration for this satire. It is a tale of how unfair life can be in a cruel and ruthless society. 


FIRST EDITION.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Topic: Novels
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Covici Friede Publishers
Year Printed: 1934
Author: Nathanael West
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