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Description

Title:
Spoopendyke Sketches: The Humorous Productions of the Late Stanley Huntley Compiled from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
ISBN: No ISBN
Book #: 010200

Author: Huntley, Stanley
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Place: Brooklyn, New York
Year: 1899
Edition: Edition Unstated

Book Cond.: Fair Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 4to
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Volume XIV, No. 5 of the Eagle Library. Green gilt stamped cloth over boards, decorated end papers, 224 pages, Index. Covers scuffed & soiled, corners and spine ends bumped with light wear, spine faded/discolored, front free end paper present but detached as free end papers are toned & brittle, front hinge is loose and cracked, interior pages toned, Index pages toned more than rest of text. From the Introduction: “In publishing this collection of the Spoopendyke Sketches it is proper to explain the for many years the Eagle has been plied with letters from readers, who desired to ascertain how they could secure copies of a book of this character. It was decided that much of the material other than that coming under the mere title of Spoopendyke ought to be embraced in the book. This course has been adopted in order that readers may have the opportunity of enjoy not only a greater variety, but also an idea of the wider range of the author’s capacity for producing sketches of real life, which, on account of their simple regard to the lines of truth, almost read like exaggerations. The element which commends the main character of these writings is that of humor; and no reader will need to be informed that the sketches are humorous.” Quantity Available: 1. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 010200.