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1 Schiddel, Edmund Scratch The Surface : A Novel of Manhattan
New York Harcourt, Brace & Company 1939 First Edition 
Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full navy-blue cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. Blue topstain. 264pps. Stated First Edition. There is very light rubbing to the cloth and faint touches of tanning to the endpapers. Otherwise clean, bright, square, and soundly bound. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is lightly rubbed and scratched and has shallow chipping at the extremities; the original price is intact. Perhaps best known for his 'Bucks County Trilogy,' this is a nice copy of the author's first novel -- scarce in jacket.

"...This is the fast-paced, realistic novel of attractive young people in their twenties, who, without advantage of connections, are making their way by brains and personality in the hard-living, apparently superficial, but superbly vigorous environment of New York in the 1930's.
Few novels which cut so perceptively beneath the surface have the drive and readability of this one. Edmund Schiddel not only knows to the last pertinent detail the world about which he writes -- the world of Manhattan bars and restaurants, high-pressure offices, and neurotic and brilliant social groups which have hitherto been unrecorded -- but he also understands his people and the defenselessness which lies behind their protective cynicism..."


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