A HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES
New York: Harper, 1890. Second edition, first in the two volume format (first ed. was in 1889 in a one volume format). Two volumes, original terra cotta cloth gilt lettered. pp (4), 332; (4), 332. Interesting bookplate on front pastedowns of Daniel Baugh (monkey with glasses, reading & writing, between two candles). Ink name on fly leaves and on rear pastedown of volume I; light rubbing and light age darkening to spines; s VG unworn pair otherwise. One of Howells' more important novel and his first set in New York. it reflects his growing interest in socialism and the problems of the machine age. The story involves a magazine financed by a millionaire farmer, the editor who hires a socialist, and a streetcar employees' strike, inspired by the Haymarket Riot. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.