New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1925. First U.S. edition. Written by Giovanni Verga and translated by D.H. Lawrence. In variant purple cloth with yellow paper label on spine. Lower tips bumped, pages age darkened, otherwise very good or better. In good only dust jacket with tanned spine, 1/2 to 1/4" edge chipping mostly to tips and spine ends, and 1"-deep chip at base of spine affecting publisher's name.