The Gentleman from Indiana
first edition Hardcover
1899 · New York
by Tarkington, Booth
New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. No DJ.. Very light shelf wear, dated inscription on ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, gilt and red ink lettering, red and cream ink decorative elements, grey/green topstain. 8vo. viii, 384pp.
Author's first book. All points for first issue text block (e.g. "so pretty" on p. 245, line 16) and for first state boards (e.g. ear of corn pointing up). Onion skin paper with bookseller's penciled notes regarding points laid in. Owner inscription dated 1900. (Russo & Sullivan, pp. 3-6.) A very handsome copy of this classic. (Inventory #: 4135)