Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle / Or Fun and Adventures on the Road (FIRST EDITION, WITH 1910 ... Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle / Or Fun and Adventures on the Road (FIRST EDITION, WITH 1910 ... Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle / Or Fun and Adventures on the Road (FIRST EDITION, WITH 1910 ... Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle / Or Fun and Adventures on the Road (FIRST EDITION, WITH 1910 ...

Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle / Or Fun and Adventures on the Road (FIRST EDITION, WITH 1910 GIFT INSCRIPTION)

Appleton, Victor (Howard Garis)

Published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1910
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Cat's Curiosities (Pahrump, NV, U.S.A.)

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Goodness, the internet is full of "first editions" of this book. Given that it's generally identified as the very first of the series, one would think all those sellers would be simply brimming over with eagerness to explain how they KNOW they have in hand a 1910 "first edition." In fact, absent a very early dust jacket, that's hard, and few can be bothered. Later printings retained the orange-and-black "quad panels" on tan cloth (found here), the glossy frontispiece (found here) and the list of five and only five TS titles (the "starter set") to the copyright page, with no dates later than 1910, for quite a few years. What helps, in this case, is the fact that the tan cloth is uncoated, the fact that his grandmother dated her penciled gift inscription to "Stanley W. Curtis" to FFE "Christmas 1910" (see scan), and the 14 pp. of publisher's ads to rear, featuring "Beverly of Graustark" (1904), "Nedra" (1905), "The New Chronciles of Rebecca" (1907), but no titles which we have been able to date as first printings after 1910, either in their original editions or in their G&D reprints. We therefore believe this is in fact an ACTUAL 1910 "first edition," though how many PRINTINGS may have issued in the year 1910, or how to tell them apart, we do not know. (Gift inscription is by the grandmother of previous owner Stanley Curtis, NOT by Howard Roger Garis (1873-1962) nor by any other known incarnation of the Stratemeyer Syndicate house nom de plume "Victor Appleton." Thus, NOT signed by author.) 206 pp., followed by 16 pp. of publisher's ads. Reduced from $185. Bookseller Inventory # 003699

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Title: Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle / Or Fun and ...

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrations by H. Rudolph Menel

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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Eclectic used and out-of-print collectable condition books and records in every genre. Cat's Curiosities closed our brick-and-mortar location in Las Vegas in late 2016, and is now an Internet-only seller, specializing in Native American; Nevada & The West; Free-market & Austrian Economics; Music & Show Business; Vintage vinyl LP records (many signed); century-old juvenile series books; Physics & Electrical Engineering, Religion & Occult.

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