Lot 50 of 327:
Frank Norris with a manuscript leaf from McTeague  

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Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The Argonaut Manuscript Limited Edition of Frank Norris' Works

Author:
Norris, Frank

Place:
Garden City, New York

Publisher:
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.

Date:
1928

Description:

10 volumes. (8vo), original cream and orange paper over boards with titles in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Photogravure frontispiece portrait of the author in Vol. 1. Original manuscript leaf laid in, with original printed envelope. No. 220 of 245 limited copies.

The set consists of the author's complete works, including The Octopus, The Pit, McTeague, etc., with introductions by H.L. Mencken, Theodore Dreiser, Christopher Morley, et al. Volume 10 represents the first edition of previously uncollected articles and stories. Laid into Volume 1 is a printed envelope containing a large 40x27 cm (16x10½") page of original manuscript from "McTeague," his most famous work, handwritten in black ink with corrections and additions in left margin. Born in San Francisco, Frank Norris (1870-1902) was an important figure in California letters. His writings contained themes of social consciousness as well as action and adventure. BAL 15049, 15048 (Vol. 10).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear and soiling to bindings with occasional light staining; author's finger soiling to original manuscript page, with small circular hole in the left margin not affecting text, interiors solid with a bit of light toning; very good.


 
Item number:
283997
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