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Ace High, The 'Frisco Detective; or, The Girl Sport's Double Game : A Story of the Sierra & The Golden Gate City

Tripp, C. E.

Published by The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1948
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
From Barry Cassidy Rare Books (Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)

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Cloth backed patterned boards. Illustrations. 500 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. In the Introduction, David Magee comments on that item of reading material from long ago called the "Dime Novel". Parents and grandparents were sure that young people reading this trash were going to have a future life of "arson, rape and murder". "Our grandfathers, razor strop in hand, stormed the woodsheds and attics of this country eighty years or so ago to rout out the evil known as the "Dime Novel". If they had bothered to read these books the elders would have discovered that "They are depressingly moral and, in the light of present day fiction, might well have served as Sunday School texts". "But if the reading of such heady stuff was supposed to send the youth of America headlong to perdition via the penitentiary, it gave pleasure to millions of simple, not very literate folk". This novel, "Ace High, the 'Frisco Detective or, the Girl Sport's Double Game" by C. E. Tripp, is definitely in the decadent or razor-stropping tradition". It is "as slap-happy and rootin'-tootin' piece of fiction as ever graced publisher's list". Bookseller Inventory # 3381

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Title: Ace High, The 'Frisco Detective; or, The ...

Publisher: The Book Club of California, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1948

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

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Our store was founded in 1975 and has been in continuous operations since then. We maintain a quality selection of books, letters and manuscripts, photographs, prints and ephemera. We are open to serious collectors Monday through Saturday and suggest that you call the store before coming in. We do not send pictures or scans.

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