by BLANEY, Harry Clay; [Charles E. Blaney, original play]
New York: J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1907. First Edition. Novelization of the "comedy drama" by Charles E. Blaney, playwright and screenwriter. At head of upper cover: "Cunning the Great Jail Breaker." The play appears to have been produced once, briefly, by the Charles E. Blaney Amusement Co., in Brooklyn, 1908 (see The Billboard, October 17, 1908, p. 4; and Dixie Hines, Who's Who in Music and Drama (1914), p. 45). Scarce in commerce and institutionally, with OCLC locating 3 copies as of May, 2016, at Library of Congress, New Mexico State, and Ohio. 12mo (17.75cm.); original yellow and white pictorial wrappers; ,113,,(ads)pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece of the Blaney brothers, 3 plates of illustrations. Wrappers rubbed with small losses to corners of upper wrapper with loss at bottom corner affecting first five leaves of textblock and frontispiece with no loss of text or image, three smallish paper flaws to rear cover affecting advertisement text with very minor loss of meaning; textblock uniformly toned and brittle due to poor paper stock. Still, Near Very Good thus. Forms part of the series "Popular Novels Written from Plays." (Inventory #: 29701)
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