New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. Hardcover. 12mo (7.4 in, 18.8 cm). [i-x], 1- 452  pp.
First edition: First issue with intact page numbers "49" and "54" and the word "may" on p. 387. American author Sinclair Lewis' novel Main Street was his first great success. The most popular American author of the 1920s, Lewis was the first American author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. Carol Kennicott is the protagonist, a willful American woman with a social conscience. Friction develops when she moves to a small, provincial town.
Parker and Kermode. p.83-4. Bruccoli vol 3 p. 212. Publisher's cloth. Clean and unmarred pages. Binding faded with few dents and light cockling, head frayed with slight gap and tail creased, corners rubbed, top edge dusty. Clean first edition. Very good in no dust jacket. Item #741