Novels and Stories

Richard Harding DAVIS

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Novels and Stories
Novels and Stories
Novels and Stories
Novels and Stories
Novels and Stories
Novels and Stories
Novels and Stories

THE NOVELS AND STORIES OF RICHARD HARDING DAVIS, SIGNED BY FOUR OF THE ILLUSTRATORS (INCLUDING GIBSON AND CHRISTY),WITH AN AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT BOUND IN

DAVIS, Richard Harding. The Novels and Stories of Richard Harding Davis. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1916. Twelve volumes. Octavo, original three-quarter green morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $2800.

“Crossroads” edition, number 33 of only 256 sets, with an autograph manuscript page bound in Volume I. Signed by four of the illustrators, including Charles Dana Gibson and Howard Chandler Christy. Handsomely bound by Stikeman.

Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916), son of novelist Rebecca Harding Davis and editor L. Clark Davis, was one of the foremost journalists of his day, first achieving fame for his reports on Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba. He was equally successful as a novelist and short story writer, his most famous being the story “Gallegher,” first published in Scribner’s Magazine in 1890 (and republished here in Volume III). Much of his work was illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson, one of the foremost illustrators of the turn-of-the-century, and creator of the famous “Gibson Girl.” With introductions by Gibson, Booth Tarkington and Theodore Roosevelt. Six of the frontispiece illustrations have been signed by the artists: Howard Chandler Christy (Volume II), Charles Dana Gibson (Volumes III and IV), Frederic Dorr Steele (Volumes VIII and X) and Wallace Morgan (Volume XI). BAL 4547.

A very handsome set in fine condition.

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