The first printing states "FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE VIKING PRESS IN MAY 1946" on the copyright page. There should be no other printing statements. Boards are red with title and publisher's logo embossed on the front and silver lettering on the spine. Red top stain. The back dust jacket flap has reviews by Bernard Shaw, Lion Feuchtwanger, Lewis Browne, Claude G. Bowers, John Haynes Holmes, and Albert Einstein.
Total number of pages was 627, but that included 3 pages of book listing of the author's previous works, and circulation figures of the World's end series. This is volume VII of the World's End series aka the "Lanny Budd" Novels. The first printing run was 80,000.
Picture of the 1946 first edition dust jacket for A World to Win.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for A World to Win.
Picture of dust jacket where original $3.00 price is found for A World to Win.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of A World to Win.
Picture of the first edition Viking Press boards for A World to Win.
From the back dust jacket flap: "I am convinced that you are doing very important and valuable work in giving to the American public a vivid insight into the psychological and economical background of the tragedy eveolving in our generation. Only a real artist can accomplish this." - Albert Eistein
Picture of the first edition title page for A World to Win.
Other first edition points for books by Upton Sinclair include: Dragon's Teeth, Presidential Agent.
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