First Edition. Arzybasheff dustjacket art. France set novel, winner of the 1932 Goncourt Prize, of a wealthy middle class family living in Havre. "The dreamy, impractical father of the family, is losing his grip on the family fortune. His sons and daughters are just as improvident". Includes elements of the seafaring community of Havre, "gossipy women of the city, sea captains, dancers, etc." Near Fine but for some discoloration to cloth, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends, spine color moderately faded, crease line at front panel.