First thus. Spine lightly toned, ink gift note and stamps on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author. 79 pp. Frontispiece and three plates by J.W. Kennedy. Original beige cloth, black stamped titles, pirate pictured on front board. Author's middle name misspelled 'Allen' on title page. A short story originally published in installments after winning the grand prize in a fiction contest held by Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper. During Poe's lifetime, it was his most popular work. It mixes the classic buried treasure adventure with cryptography, secret writing, and detective fiction. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Gold-Bug (The Young of Heart Series)
Publisher: Dana Estes & Company
Publication Date: 1899
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Thus.
Book Description Dana Estes & Company, Boston, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. B&W Plates; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 79 pages; HC with remains of dust jacket laid in at front. Published as #16 in Estes' "Young of Heart" series. Snugly bound in original buff tan cloth with pictorial title design in blue and red. Illustrated with 4 plates from wash drawings by J. W. Kennedy reproduced on glossy stock paper. A pair of small dime sized drip outlines to the cloth of the cover board, otherwise bright and fresh. Front panel and a detached flap of the dust jacket are laid in at front. 18 titles in the Estes series are listed in an ad at front; presumably this copy is a 1st or very early printing in this form. Solid clean and attractive copy/ VG+ with jacket remnants. Seller Inventory # 31326