Hot Stuph or the Yellow Jacket Boiled Down

Laws, R. Don

Published by Yellow Jacket Press, 1909
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Cloth. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. A clean, fairly tight and unmarked copy with browned pages. The boards are worn and bumped a bit at the corners; the spine has some wear at the top and bottom. The front and back covers are spotted in a couple of places and rather scruffy looking, but this is in all a pretty copy of a scarce book. Bookseller Inventory # 003855

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Title: Hot Stuph or the Yellow Jacket Boiled Down
Publisher: Yellow Jacket Press
Publication Date: 1909
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Good

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Laws, R. Don
Published by The Yellow Jacket Press, Moravian Falls, NC (1909)
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
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Book Description The Yellow Jacket Press, Moravian Falls, NC, 1909. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition First Printing. 8vo. 397 pages. Hardcover bound in red cloth with cover and spine designs embossed in black and with a small pictorial pastedown of a bee on the front cover. The binding shows some rubbing and wear. Corners bumped. The front inner hinge is reinforced with clear tape; the rear inner hinge is starting at the top near the headcap. The gutter between the final page of text and the next flyleaf is also reinforced with clear tape. Edges of text block are foxed. Occasional foxing of text. Contains a couple of illustrations from photographs and a drawing. A rare book out of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Romulus Don Laws (1868-1951) was a newspaper editor who was largely self-taught. He was born on his parents' farm in Moravian Falls, Wilkes County, North Carolina. He made his own printing press out of mountain laurel when he was only thirteen, and in 1895 he began publishing the "Yellow Jacket," a strongly partisan Republican newspaper. The paper gained in popularity in the early 20th century, especially during the administration of Woodrow Wilson. His articles were often unrestrained, and he did not shy from using the racist language that was popular at the time. His newspaper gained a wide circulation of nearly half a million readers as he railed against Democrats, Socialists, Nazis (during the '30s & '40s), and blacks. The community of Moravian Falls was small, with fewer than 250 people, and yet Laws created a successful publishing business. In 1906 he built a waterwheel and installed a dynamo on Moravian Falls Creek to provide light and power to his office, home and presses. Other publishing ventures started up there, and Laws employed other printers. James Larkin Pearson, the future poet laureate of North Carolina, was also from Wilkes County and learned printing from Laws. Seller Inventory # 037513

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