The Worsted Man. John Kendrick BANGS.

The Worsted Man. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers. (1905).

First Edition. 16vo. Frank A. Nankivell illustrations. Comical theatrical play or comedietta as its referred to at front dustjacket panel, the scene of which is "a summer hotel in mid-August, where a group of summer-girls, longing for masculine companionship, construct a large worsted man from an old afghan, stuffing him with cotton. He comes to life, and proves to be one of the worst flirts ever created. Exceedingly funny to read, and is suitable for amateur theatricals." Includes a depreciating African-American character, Sambo Front, and use of music borrowed from Gilbert and Sullivan. Near Fine in original yellow printed dustjacket, with chipping along top spine end ranging from 1/4 to a full centimeter deep, otherwise Very Good and extremely uncommon.

Price: $400.00

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