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1 Porter, Bruce & Gelett Burgess (Editors) The Lark (No.2)
San Francisco Wm. Doxey 1895 First Edition Paperback Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
San Francisco: Wm. Doxey, 1895. "The Lark" was a literary, artistic, and humorous journal, comprising some 25 issues, that was published in San Francisco from 1895 to 1897. The editors were Bruce Porter (1865-1953) and Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), artists and critics who led a group calling themselves "Les Jeunes." This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of Issue #2 - the first one to be published by William Doxey. Softbound - thirteen pages of fragile paper, with black and white illustrations; the wraps are stapled together. Despite its fragility, this copy is complete and in rather nice condition, only a bit toned and tattered at the edges. . First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Burgess, Gelett (Editor) & "Les Jeaunes" The Lark (Number 17)
San Francisco Wm. Doxey 1896 First Edition Paperback Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
San Francisco: Wm. Doxey, 1896. "The Lark" was a literary, artistic, and humorous journal, comprising some 25 issues, that was published in San Francisco from 1895 to 1897. The editors were Bruce Porter (1865-1953) and Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), artists and critics who led a group calling themselves "Les Jeunes." This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of Issue #17; Bruce Porter is not listed as an editor in this issue, but as a contributor, along with three others. Quercus notes that by this time the price of "The Lark" had doubled to ten cents. This copy has a second paper jacket with adverts by the publisher. Fragile paper, with black and white illustrations; the wraps are stapled together. Most pages remain unopened; the cover is rather tattered at its edges. An interesting artifact of American literature.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Burgess, Gelett The Maxims of Methuselah. Being the Advice Given By the Patriarch of His Nine Hundred Sixty and Ninth Year to His Great Grandson at Shem's Coming of Age
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1907 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Louis D. Fancher 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1907. (Frank) Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), known for his nonsense verse and his satirical magazine, "The Lark," was a well-known figure of the San Francisco literary scene. Here is his "Biblical" take on the War Between the Sexes. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Delightfully and profusely illustrated by Louis D. Fancher (1884-1944) with designs on every page as well as the paper cover. Light edgewear and bumping. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Louis D. Fancher. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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