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Prolific dime novelist, often of lurid tales with a Texas setting; titles include "The Snow Trail; or, The Boy Hunters of Fur-Land" and "Dandy Jack; or, The Outlaw of the Oregon Trail." ANS (pencil), 1p, heavy stock 5½" X 3¼" postal card, n.p., n.y. [postal cancellation Casstown, Ohio, 1922 February 25]. Addressed to Will J. Benner of Hollywood. Very good. Brief, bizarre note concerning fellow dime novelist "Oil" or "Oll" Coomes (1858-1920): "Consult some cyclopedia or / undertaker. / T.C. Harbaugh / Oll Coomes was Killed last / summer." Coomes was one of the best known of the Texas dime novelists, and was killed in a car crash in Iowa in 1920. Interesting, snide and rather morbid! Accompanied by a 3" X 5½" printed pink promotional 4-page leaflet for Harbaugh's 1907 book, "Lyrics of the Gray." Fine. Features blurbs by Mrs. J.E.B. Stuart, LaSalle Corbell (Mrs. General) Pickett, General Stephen D. Lee and others. Bookseller Inventory # 24732

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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