Boston: Mutual Book Company, n.d. (c.1901). Reprint Edition. Paperback. (Bon-Ton Library) Printed paper wraps, 12mo (7-1/8 inches tall), pp. 395, original price of "25 CENTS" and series "NO. 58" printed onto spine, ads verso upper wrap for The Complete Tribune Primer (1901) by Eugene Field and The Love Letters of an Irishwoman (1901) by Frank C. Voorhies. Volume rolled, upper wrap chipped and soiled with a puncture that also affects next (title) leaf, old brown tape repair to spine with original spine laid down, lower wrap long ago replaced with heavy brown paper. Text is complete and unmarked but uniformly toned with chips to fore-edge of first few leaves. Wraps Poor, text Good. Item #1427
Originally published in 1889, this early paperback edition is not in Green & Gibson, with no other copies of this number to be found anywhere. OCLC locates just three other numbers from the Bon-Ton Library series; one copy of The Little Minister (The Bon-Ton Library, no. 258) by J M Barrie, held at Yale; Old Mam'selle's Secret (The Bon-Ton Library, no. 63) by E Marlitt, (missing) and one copy of A Study in Scarlet (Bon-Ton Library, no. 81) by A.C. Doyle, held at Indiana University. An acceptable copy of a rare survivor and a difficult and unusual Doyle item.
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