First Edition. Murray Levin dustjacket art. "An old New England family at a critical moment. By tradition a sea faring and soiling tilling clan, the decline of New England shipping and the great exodus to the fertile lands to the West have both contributed to bring the family to a period of decadence. The younger Bradfords realize that their future lies in the new industrial world just beginning to take its first giant strides". Almost Near Fine, contemporary bookplate at front pastedown, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, modest edge wear.