New York: Payson and Clark, 1928. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in Very Good+ jacket. Dust jacket has toning to spine and chips and tears to crown. Top edge of jacket has creases on front and back. Discoloration affecting half of page on half-title and last blank, likely from some reaction between publisher's glue and dust jacket. Sparse foxing throughout.
A collection of works, both published and unpublished, in prose and in poetry, purportedly about America, Americans, and Americanness. Useful Knowledge displays Stein's complex thought through sentences that make sense and make no sense, somehow at the same time: "On the other side as another side this is the other side." Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #3291)