NY: Davenport Press, 1987. Hardcover. 8vo. xvi+279pp+8pp bibliography. First printing thus. Front free end paper inscribed by Milburn's widow Mary, "In memory of George Milburn, whom I wish you had known." Full tan cloth with gilt spine titles, in fine condition. Unclipped "$18.95" jacket bears several short closed tears along top edge of front and rear panels, with a shallow band of loss at the head of the spine. Reprint of Milburn's under-appreciated classic novel, originally published in 1936, detailing the effects prompted by the arrivalf of the Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck catalogues on a cast of more than 70 characters living in a small Oklahoma town. This edition introduced by Lewis Davenport.