Van Every | Edward

Sins of America

First Edition | First Printing



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The first edition, first printing of Sins of America: As “Exposed” by the Police Gazette, in the publisher’s scarce art-deco era dust jacket.

Quarto, xx, [2], 297pp. Purple cloth, title embossed in black and pink on cover. No additional printings mentioned on copyright page. A near fine example, solid text block, free of soiling or notable wear. In the publisher’s scarce dust jacket, price-clipped, closed tear through front panel with archival tissue repair, chipping along top edge. This work is complete, with 206 reproductions of the original woodcut illustrations. A scarce work in the publisher’s dust jacket.

The Sins of America is a follow-up to The Sins of New York (1930), both originally appeared in tabloid publication, The National Police Gazette. There are no other known copies in the publisher’s dust jacket.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Frederick A. Stokes Company


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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Edward Van Every