Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. First edition. Illustrated with 31 haunting black-and-white photographs by Evans. “...a violent and beautiful book; a supremely moving picture of one stratum of American life and of the effect of this life on two sensitive observers.”—from the dust jacket flap. 8vo silver-stamped black cloth boards; 471 pages. Pages 37-43, which were inexplicably excised from this copy, professionally replaced using leaves from a later printing (pages are slightly whiter), otherwise near fine with slight darkening along inner hinges, small bookseller ticket of Paul Elder & Co., San Francisco, to rear pastedown, and touch of inconspicuous foxing to page fore edges; in near fine, slightly spine-toned dust jacket with professional removal of tape and repair to a few small chips.