FIVE AND TEN.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. First edition. INSCRIBED BY HURST beneath the printed dedication ("To/ New York/ City of Cities"), "To David Kirschenbaum, with every good wish for success plus! Fannie Hurst. 1929." During her lifetime Hurst's books were extremely popular, making her somewhat of a celebrity--a platform she used to argue for and promote various social activist causes insisting on basic human rights for women, minorities, and homosexuals. During WWII, she raised money to help Jewish refugees fleeing Europe; she also volunteered as a regular visitor to inmates of a women's prison in Manhattan. (Wikipedia). Numerous films were made from Hurst's short stories and novels and though she continued to remain popular with the public, her work began to fall out of favor with critics after the War. Spine lettering a little dulled otherwise near fine in good to very good dust jacket with splits at flap folds internally repaired with archival tape and spine toned but only shallow chipping that is not affecting any lettering. Scarce signed much less inscribed.