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131124
DAVIS, Richard Harding.

The Boy Scout.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914

Stock Code: 131124

£750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first printing. Davis was an active journalist, author, and proponent of American masculinity. He was a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt's and helped create the legend surrounding the Rough Riders, of which he was made an honorary member. He was the model for illustrator Charles Dana Gibson's dashing "Gibson man", the male equivalent of his famous Gibson Girl, and was mentioned in Sinclair Lewis' book Dodsworth (1929) as the example of an exciting, adventure seeking, legitimate hero.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, author's name and scout illustration to front cover in black, titles in black to front cover on white ground. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Spine gently rolled, minor rubbing to extremities, colour flaking from front cover as often, faint offsetting to endpapers; a very good, bright, copy in the notably uncommon, faintly soiled, jacket with nicks to spine ends and tips, a couple of scratches to front panel.

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