Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914.
First edition, mixed state, with "sence" on p. 19, but with p. viii unnumbered. Illustrated by Gordon Grant. [x], 345 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's pictorial blue mesh cloth (Johnson's first binding), lettered in white. Spine darkened, rubbing at head and tale of spine, closed tear to cloth at head of spine Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 132-133; Russo & Sullivan, pp. 29-33. Item #310877
First edition of Tarkington's most famous book, a classic of boyhood. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to the publisher, "Gladly inscribed for Russell Doubleday by Booth Tarkington. April 9th 1914, Indianapolis." Russell Doubleday (1872-1949) was the brother of Frank Nelson Doubleday and served variously as advertising manager, vice-president, secretary and a director of the Doubleday publishing firm.
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