Risen from the Ranks or Harry Walton's Success. Horatio ALGER.

Risen from the Ranks or Harry Walton's Success.

New York: Media Books, [1972]. Hardcover. 8vo. Pale grey cloth with green spine lettering, dust jacket. 212pp. Fine/very good. Mild binding wear only. Item #46238
ISBN: 091206403X

Superbly tight and sharp first of this edition, a reprint of an early (1874) typical rags-to-riches Alger tale. Front jacket panel screams "It's a real / HORATIO ALGER / story!" This primo copy bears a fine archival decorative-edged bookplate on front flyleaf boldly signed and inscribed "with / best wishes / from / Ralph D. Gardner" in blue fineline. Gardner (1923-2005) was a noted New York journalist, radio talk show host and advertising company founder best remembered for a popular 1964 biography and bibliography of Alger's works. A handsome, unusually bright copy of this unusual edition. This obscure publisher published three Alger titles only in this uniform format.

Price: $75.00

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