Published by D. Appleton and Co., NY, 1898
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Title: DAVID HARUM BY EDWARD NOYES WESTCOTT 1898 Author: Edward Noyes Westcott Publisher/Copyright: D. Appleton and Co., 1898 Edition:First Edition, 1898 on the copy right page and 1899 on the title page Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing) The book is without the jacket as issued, inside pages are clean, there are no marks or writings inside, book is very tight and sturdy. A good copy. Size: 7 x 5 (approximately)Pages: 392 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback without dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: First Edition. D. Appleton and Co., 1898 on the copy right page and 1899 on the title page. Good condition. Yellow cloth, front cover and spine decoratively. Basis for the stage play produced in 1900 as well as the 1915 black and white silent film directed by Allan Dwan and starring William H. Crane as David Harum, and later the 1934 talkie with Will Rogers. Westcott was a Syracuse banker for most of his life, who, at the age of 49, spent the summer of 1895 in the Adirondacks for the sake of his diseased lungs. There for amusement he began writing this, his one and only novel: he set down the adventures of one David Harum, a droll old rascal who practiced banking, with horse dealing on the side. [DAVID HARUM] was completed in the latter part of 1896, and after a thorough revision began the rounds of the publishers. Rejected by one publisher on the grounds that it was "vulgar and smelled of the stables," it was refused by six major publishing firms before Ripley Hitchcock of D. Appleton Company saw its possibilities and accepted it with a cordial letter to the author. Three months after he had received the letter from Appleton's, he died of tuberculosis. A half year later the book was published, achieving immediate and lasting popularity. It continued to sell for the next thirty-five years, passing the million mark, and was successfully dramatized in both a stage and a motion picture version. This book is selling in the $125-350 range on the Internet for similar copies. Priced Right! INV: L75 002674 Size: 8 x 5 . Bookseller Inventory # 002674

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Publisher: D. Appleton and Co., NY

Publication Date: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Book Type: Book

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