Personality Plus. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, (1914).
First Edition. James Montgomery Flagg dustjacket art and illustrations. An Uncommon Ferber title. Jock McChestesney, just out of college, serene in his English fitting suit and the perfection of his shirt, tie, collar and scarf-pin. Jack went looking for a job with an advertising agency. Jock dazzles them with his keen business sense and exemplary work ethic, but goes overboard on the charm and ends up alienating clients, unnerving his boss, and even patronizing his business-savvy mother. Ferber, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Show Boat and Giant, achieved her first great success with a series of stories featuring Emma McChesney: a smart, stylish, divorced mother who in a mere twelve years rose from stenographer to traveling sales representative to business manager and partner of the T. A. Buck Featherloom Petticoat Company. Near Fine in Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and top front panel, some fairly small internal chips at lower spine area ('mended' at verso with clear tape), modest soiling and wear.