On an Island That Cost $24.00 [ including The Unbroken Chain ]

By: Cobb, Irvin S.

Price: $34.94

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


347 pages; Publisher's blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and in blind on the front cover which also has a pictorial pattern depicting a Manhattan street vista stamped in blind. The title, of course, refers to Manhattan island, and its alleged original purchase price by the Dutch from its native seasonal occupants. Stories of New York life by the writer and humorist Irvin S. Cobb. While Cobb was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and won national fame for his Judge Priest stories, he moved to New York in 1904 to work as a journalist. Early success earned him a job offer from Joseph Pulitzer's New York World that made him the highest-paid staff reporter in the United States. One of the ten stories here earned this late book from Cobb a citation in Bleiler - [Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 386; for 'The Unbroken Chain' pp. 49-82]. A spendid copy, the book is nearly fine, having been preserved in a very chipped and worn, but still integral, pictorial dust jacket. Large chips missing from the bottom gutter-corners of both panels and the bottom of the spine, edge wear and shallow chipping along the top and bottom edges, and a closed split extending half-way down the gutter between the front panel and the spine. See photo. First edition, first printing, with the George H. Doran insignia on the verso of the title page. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.

Title: On an Island That Cost $24.00 [ including The Unbroken Chain ]

Author Name: Cobb, Irvin S.

Categories: Science Fiction, Americana and American History, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 41334

Keywords: New York City Manhattan Supernatural Fiction