(Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co, 1883).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS VERY POPULAR 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN TITLE. “The Bad Boy is not a myth....The counterpart of this boy is located in every city, village and country hamlet throughout the land. He is wide awake, full of vinegar, and is ready to crawl under the canvas of a circus....This book is respectfully dedicated to boys, to the men who have been boys themselves, to the girls who like the boys, and to the mothers, bless them, who like both the boys and the girls.” Author’s note. Item #23975

First Edition, First Issue with no text after page 196 (ads only), later state with rules at 5/8” and broken type on p. 196. With 19 illustrations by Gean Smith. 8vo, original green publisher’s cloth with gilt-lettered and decorated spine and upper cover lettered and pictorially decorated in black. xiv, 196, 14 ads. In very pleasing and handsome condition with expected, but very minimal evidence of age to the spine’s extremities.

Price: $295.00