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SCARCE 1896 1st Ed 'Cinderella and Other Stories' ANTIQUE - Richard Harding Davis / Short Stories / Literature
COLLECTOR'S antiquarian 1896 SCARCE first edition book – Cinderella and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis. Publisher: Charles Scribner, New York, Copyright, 1896 on title page.
BEAUTIFUL full page black & white frontispiece illustration w/ original tissue guard.
MAGNIFICENT collection of five short stories: Cinderella, Miss Delmar's Understudy, The Editors Story, An Assisted Emigrant and The Reporter Who Made Himself King.
RICHARD HARDING DAVIS American journalist and novelist, short story writer and playwright. Son of FAMOUS novelist Rebecca Harding Davis.
He was considered the model for illustrator 'Charles Dana Gibson's' dashing GIBSON MAN, male equivalent of Gibson Girl.
Davis was referenced in Sinclair Lewis's book "Dodsworth", as example of EXCITING, adventure-seeking legitimate HERO. He covered wars and managing editor of Harper's Weekly.
Some of his other works: Van Biber & Others, Soldiers of Fortune, The Bar Sinister. The Dictator, Rulers of the Mediterranean, Our English Cousins.
Cinderella story begins: The servants of the Hotel Salisbury, which is so called because it is situated on Broadway and conducted on the American plan by a man named Riggs, had agreed upon a date for their annual ball and volunteer concert, and had announced that it would eclipse every other annual ball in the history of the hotel.
As the Hotel Salisbury had been only two years in existence, this was not an idle boast, and it had the effect of inducing many people to buy the tickets, which sold at a dollar apiece, and were good for one gent and a lady, and entitled the bearer to a hat-check without extra charge.
Hardcover, GORGEOUS, decorative original beige cloth boards & spine, ELABORATE floral designs in black panels; back cover duplicate of front, 7"H x 5"W, 205pp plus advertisement pages. Binding tight. NOT ex-lib.
Pages excellent-bright/clean-very light wear. Cover illustration bright-front & back. General cover wear-some scuffing-foxing-soiling.
Do not pass up this RARE gem; a must have for your Antique book collection!!
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