DescriptionBooth Tarkington. Three First Editions, including: The Gentleman From Indiana. Near fine. Author's first book. [and:] Monsieur Beaucaire. Very good or better. [and:] Alice Adams. First edition, first printing. Near fine in the rare dust jacket, lightly worn.
This lot contains: The Gentleman From Indiana. New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899. First edition, later issue; ear of corn on spine pointing down. viii, 384 pages. Publisher's decorated green cloth, stamped in gold, red, and light green; top edge stained green. Minor scuffing to boards. One and one-quarter-inch closed tear to fore-edge of leaf containing the first half-title page. In chemise and worn quarter leather book-backed slipcase. A beautiful copy in near fine condition. Author's first book. [and:] Monsieur Beaucaire. New York: McClure ,Phillips & Co., 1900. First edition. Small octavo. 127 pages. C. D. Williams illustrations behind captioned tissue guards. Illustrations behind C. D. Williams. Publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth; top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Binding very slightly cocked. Spine lightly faded. Head of spine starting to fray; foot of spine bumped. Inked name to half-title page. In chemise and custom gilt-stamped red quarter leather book-backed slipcase. Very good or better. [and:] Alice Adams. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1921. First edition, first printing (with the called-for point on p. 419). Octavo. 434 pages. Illustrations by Arthur William Brown. Publisher's black-stamped rust cloth. In the rare dust jacket which is lightly soiled and worn, but completely intact, and with a tape repair to the reverse; with glassine outer wrapper. Inked name on front free endpaper. A near fine copy. In chemise and custom gilt-stamped quarter leather book-backed slipcase. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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