The first edition, first printing of The Rise of Silas Lapham by William D. Howells.
Octavo, , 515pp, . Light brown cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative cover in black. The first issue, with “sojourner” printed with unbroken type on page 176 and “Mr. Howell’s Latest Works” on the front advertisements. (BAL 9619) Touch of rubbing to spine, wear to tips of spine, internally fine. Housed in custom brown leather chemise, title in gilt on spine, decorative raised bands, brown cloth panels. An attractive example.