THE MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Macmillan, 1905. Hardcover first edition - Considered Herrick's best and most powerful novel, this story about Chicago and a young man on the rise was originally published as a serial in 1905 in the Saturday Evening Post. Scenes of the meat -packing industry and a chapter on the trial of the Haymarket Anarchists. Illustrated with many in-text drawings. Bound in mustard-colored cloth with decoration and lettering in red and black. The rather clever cover illustration, by the Decorative Designers, incorporates a pig's snout and dollar signs into the border. Top edge gilt. 351 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements for other Herrick book.
Condition: Overall good condition - some wear to the edges of the boards, and the ends of the spine, with the underlying boards showing thru in one corner, rubbing to the lettering on the spine (still readable) and some overall soiling, binding a bit shaken, but holding. Previous owner's name and 1905 date in pencil.