Search our Shelves

 
Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company - Early Printed Books, Substantive Manuscripts, U.S. and Latin Americana, Mexico & New World Languages, Hispanica, Histories & the History of Ideas, Travels, Cookery, Law, Religion, & Bibles (All Antiquarian)

YOUR BOOK-STACK, on the counter . . . 

Items selected from our database:

Mason, Walt.  Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]: The poet philosopher. Chicago: George Matthew Adams, 1910. 8vo (20.1 cm, 7.9"). Frontis., 189, [3] pp.; illus.
$85.00

"Walt Mason's Prose Rhymes are read daily by approximately ten million [newspaper] readers," according to the preface, making Mason "the Poet Laureate of the American Democracy." This collection of his popular, often humorous short pieces comes "from the presses of the Caslon Press . . . Arranged and decorated by Will Bradley. Frontispiece by John T. McCutcheon. Illustrations by William Stevens" (per the colophon); this first edition is in a => publisher's binding signed "B" (for Bradley).
        The type here is set within ruled borders, and the verbal vignettes' titles are set as shouldernotes; the "poetry," set as prose, is => frank period doggerel and often the more fun for that, although many sentiments are also "period."
        Binding: Publisher's brown cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in orange, black, and tan with an image of Uncle Walt holding forth; the orange title lettering is LARGE and the image fills the entire cover.

Bound as above; minor wear to black portions of front cover, extremities slightly rubbed. Dust jacket lacking, as is typical; page edges untrimmed. Text age-toned, otherwise clean and crisp.  (41338)   Please RESHELVE This.


Items from our illustrated catalogues:


Your selections will be SAFELY SAVED until you successfully
   accomplish your order or leave our site.
     

RE-VIEW LAST DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS

BROWSE/SEARCH MORE SHELVES!    |    PLACE THAT ORDER!

E-MAIL US   |   PRB&M HOME

All material © 2020 
 The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company, LLC
PRB&M/SessaBks