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Illustrated by Gordon Grant.

Published: Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914

Stock code: 103465

Price: £575

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First edition, first printing, first issue binding of meshed cloth, first state with p. viii numbered and the misprint “sence” p. 19, third line from bottom. Later copies were issued with ribbed cloth bindings. This is the first of three novels following the misadventures of Penrod Schofield, a Midwestern Tom Sawyer whom Tarkington modelled on his mischievous nephews. Scarce in this condition.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in white, vignette to front board in white and black depicting Penrod and his dog. With an early glassine jacket and housed in a blue cloth chemise and slipcase. Black and white frontispiece and illustrations in the text throughout. Extremities faintly rubbed, superficial crack to front inner hinge, small abrasion to front free endpaper; glassine lightly edge-chipped and with small closed tear and crease to one panel. A bright copy in excellent condition.

Bibliography: Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 132–3.

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