Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Mucker by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Grosset HC, Facs. DJ

The Mucker by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Grosset HC, Facs. DJ - eBay (item 310103557030 end time Nov-29-08 19:51:50 PST)

This hard cover copy of The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a Grosset edition published in 1923 or 1924 with a facsimile Grosset dust jacket. The first edition was the McClurg edition published in 1921. This book was printed from the same plates.

It has four illustrations by J. Allen St. John. It's in basically very good condition with age darkening and some edge wear at spine top and bottom and corners. Inner pages look very clean. The jacket is a nice facsimile jacket in excellent condition.

The opening paragraph:
Billy Byrne was a product of the streets and alleys of Chicago's great West Side. From Halsted to Robey, and from Grand Avenue to Lake Street there was scarce a bartender whom Billy knew not by his first name. And, in proportion to their number which was considerably less, he knew the patrolmen and plain clothes men equally as well, but not so pleasantly.

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