Hard-to-find Don Marquis' RARE first novel, its witty and humorous!!
Collector's 1912 antiquarian 1st edition hardcover book - Danny's Own Story. Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, Copyright, 1912. Not ex-library.
Sixteen BRILLIANT black & white illustrations on pale yellow background by renowned artist E.W. Kemble. Superb full page plates; each a work of art reflecting the times.
Outstanding full page frontispiece. Photos do not fully capture background color hue, detail and shading; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Author, Marquis, described as America's most popular and best-loved humorist, columnist, playwright, poet, one of Manhattan's most quoted writers during the 1920's.
His contemporaries were Christopher Morley, Heywood Broun and Franklin Pierce Adams. Great humor writers who came after - Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchly and James Thurber considered Marquis a New York icon.
Published in: New York Sun, Colliers, Saturday Evening Post, Harper's & Colliers. Humorous stories, "Archy-the cockroach"; Alley cat Mehitabel, and Old Soak-hip-flask philosopher struggling to survive Prohibition.
Hardcover octavo, bluish-green cloth, pastedown illustration & white titles. Fine glossy illustration pages, 333pp. Binding tight. Excellent condition for age.
Pages near fine/excellent/bright/clean-light wear-light age yellow/few pp-tiny chip/2pp text-light spotting. Ffbep light wear-small name. Cover very good++/very good/bright/clean overall.
Shelfwear includes title fading-chipping-pastedown/light corner bump-light rubbing-soiling. Spinewear some fading & ends-light wear-rub-minimal fray.
Do not pass up this important 20th century novel; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
1912 'Danny's Own Story' Don Marquis Novel, 1st Ed - E.W. Kemble Illustrations, American Humorist, RARE