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Oil!

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1927

Edition: Reprint (stated 8th printing)

Seller ID: 24739

Condition: Very Good+


(pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [good sound book, firmly bound with light shelfwear; some soiling to edges of text block, previous owner's name faintly stamped on top and bottom edges of text block and again on ffep, with an additional one-time owner's signature also on the ffep; vintage bookseller's rubber-stamp (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.) at bottom corner of front pastedown]. Sinclair's classic socio-political satire on oil-fortune-making in Southern California, centering around a father and son; loosely based on the real-life saga of the Doheny family, whose pater... View more info

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Upton Sinclair Presents William Fox

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Published By the Author: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23732

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, one tiny dent in top edge of each cover; jacket is in pretty rough shape, with about 40% of the lower spine missing (and related paper loss extending a bit into the lower left corner of the front panel), heavy edgewear at flap-folds, various small tears and nicks]. (B&W photo frontispiece) For what he called "A Feature Picture of Wall Street and High Finance," the ever-crusading author co-opted the rise-and-fall tale of cinema pioneer Fox (then recently ousted from the company he founded and that still bore his name) in order to deliver one of his trad... View more info