First Edition. May Wilson Preston dustjacket art and illustrations. Five connected stories, about a lower-class Chicago couple with pretensions of upward mobility, narrated by the husband in vernacular, a Lardner specialty. An uncommon title to be found in original Bobbs-Merrill edition, especially in dustjacket. An almost Near Fine copy with bright cloth and lettering, contemporary bookplate at front pastedown and ownership signature at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, darkened by soiling to panels, shallow loss at top spine end and top flap corners.