Alger, Horatio Jr.
Title Ben the Luggage Boy; Or, Among the Wharves
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Boston Loring, Publisher 1870
Seller ID 002421
Boston: Loring, Publisher, 1870. Although Horatio Alger (1832-1899) attempted adult fiction, he was more comfortable with "Boy's Books. "The Luggage Boy" is the fifth volume in Alger's "Ragged Dick" Series, which began in 1867 and was his first real success. Alger eventually published something like 100 novels, generally following the same format. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with extensive blindstamping; title on spine is gilt, along with an image of Dick himself at the foot. Clean text; 290 pages. Frontis illustration opposite a list of his "Successful Juvenile Works," some still in preparation; this indicates to Quercus that this is probably a Later Printing. Rubbed at the margins (most at head and foot of spine), somewhat cocked. Two period name stamps on the front endpapers. A sound copy, but not for the advanced collector. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition.