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    The Argonaut Manuscript Edition of the Works of Frank Norris, in a Sumptuous Binding

    Frank Norris. The Argonaut Manuscript Limited Edition of Frank Norris's Works. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, & Company, Inc., 1928. Limited edition, number 17 of 245 numbered sets. With a page of manuscript from McTeague (pages 61-62 of that title in this set) inserted into volume I. Ten octavo volumes. Sumptuously bound in contemporary full red levant morocco, boards decoratively ruled and paneled in gilt with gilt floral cornerpieces, spines elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, full green crushed morocco doublures, with elaborate gilt borders, watered silk liners, top edge gilt. Front joint of volume I starting, gutter after first binder's blank in volume I cracked, two other volumes with minor wear on spines. A magnificent set. This is an important set of Norris' works, with introductions by such luminaries as H. L. Mencken, Theodore Dreiser, and Charles Norris.


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