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Nicholson, Meredith; & Harrison Fisher, illus. The main chance. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1903. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.5"). Frontis., , 419, , [18 (adv.)] pp.; 5 col. plts. $35.00
A story with drama and some romance about a young man about to inherit his late grandfather's Indiana estate, presented in a simple, decorated cloth binding and with six delicately colored plates (including the frontispiece) by American illustrator Harrison Fisher, known for his "Fisher Girl" (similar to "The Gibson Girl").
Meredith Nicholson (1866–1947) was an American author and politician from Indianapolis who wrote several bestsellers during the early 20th century, the Golden Age of Indiana Literature.
Binding: Publisher's teal cloth with gilt lettering and white-stamped vertical fence-like lines to spine; front board is lettered in gilt and stamped in white with vertical and horizontal lines suggesting a gate. A white tram or trolley car is daintily stamped within a wide teardrop-shaped opening in the "gate's" upper portion.
Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925, N-84. Bound as above; edges rubbed, corners bumped, spine slightly cocked, decoration to spine rubbed, minor staining to top-edge; in fact, binding quite attractive. Interior age-toned, foxing to plates and adjacent leaves (with frontispiece tissue guard separating), upper outer corners bumped or lightly creased across. Readable, and highly enjoyable as an artifact. (37558) Please RESHELVE This.
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