THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA (in the Rare Dust jacket)
signedfirst editionHard Cover with Dust Jacket
by Tarkington, Booth (SIGNED)
New York: Doubleday & McClure Co, 1899. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Good. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY BOOTH TARKINGTON. Signed "Newton Booth Tarkington", and with a Lewis Carroll quote, in the author's hand. The quote also provides the title for chapter four. First issue with "eye" as the last word on line 12, page 245 and line 16 reading "so pretty." 384 pages. Bound in green pictorial cloth depicting a stalk of corn in cream, lettered and accented in orange; spine lettered in gilt and again stamped with a corn stalk, all plants pointing upward (which is a first issue point). A lovely copy nearly fine, in the rare printed dust jacket showing old tape mends and loss at spine. Housed in an early morocco backed slipcase showing a few scuffs, with chemise. There is no recorded sale of this title in it's original dust jacket.
(Inventory #: 5098)
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