DescriptionBooth Tarkington. Five First Editions, Two of Which are Signed, including: Poe's Run & Other Poems. [and:] Penrod. [and:] Penrod and Sam. [and:] The Fascinating Stranger and Other Stories. Signed. [and:] The Midlander. Signed. All very good to near fine.
This lot contains: Poe's Run & Other Poems. Princeton: The Cannon Press, 1904. First edition. Octavo. vii, 84 pages. Poems by M'Cready Sykes. Illustrations by Tarkington, William B. Pell, and Harold Imbrie. Publisher's illustrated green cloth, stamped in black and white. Minor wear to extremities. White stamping rubbed, especially lettering on spine. In chemise and worn quarter leather slipcase. Very good. [and:] Penrod. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1914. First edition, first state (with "viii" and "sence" on p. 19). Octavo. viii, 345 pages. Illustrations by Gordon Grant. Publisher's blue cloth boards, with white lettering and circular inset illustration to front board. Light wear to extremities. Darkening to spine at spine ends. Binding cracked at frontis-title page opening. Old tape stains to both free endpapers. A little loose, but remarkably bright blue covers. Very good. Juvenile. [and:] Penrod and Sam. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916. First edition, first state (with publisher's name in black at base of spine). Octavo. ix, 356 pages. Illustrations by Worth Brehm. Publisher's light green cloth boards, with white lettering and rectangular inset illustration to front board. Very slightly cocked. Bottom corners of both boards lightly bumped. Minor thumbsoiling to bottom edge. In chemise and quarter leather slipcase. A very nice copy in near fine condition. Juvenile. [and:] The Fascinating Stranger and Other Stories. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Special edition limited to 377 copies, of which this is number 319, signed by Tarkington on the limitation page. Octavo. 402 pages. Publisher's mustard cloth over blue paper boards; gilt borders to front board and gilt lettering to blue paper label on spine. Very minor soiling to cloth at head of spine. Bookplate to rear pastedown. In original plain blue-green dust jacket, with blue-stamped titles to spine. Jacket in two pieces, split at front joint; spine darkened. In shards of slipcase. Near fine. [and:] The Midlander. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Special edition limited to 377 copies, of which this is number 296, signed by Tarkington on the limitation page. Octavo. 493 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue paper boards, with blind-stamped borders to spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Foot of spine bumped, resulting in two short tears. Front hinge starting. Bookplate to front pastedown. In original plain blue-green dust jacket, with gold letting to spine; gold lettering substantially dulled. In shards of slipcase. Other than the damage to the spine, a near fine copy.
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