Item #23125 Plain Mary Smith, A Romance of Red Saunders. Henry Wallace PHILLIPS.

Plain Mary Smith, A Romance of Red Saunders. New York: The Century Co, 1905.

First Edition. Martin Justice illustrations. Early Red Saunders title to be found in original dustjacket. "Red runs away to sea when eighteen and on the boat meets Mary Smith, and no lady had truer knight nor one more quixotic than Red in the strenuous days that followed in the city of Panama, where Mary went to teach the natives and Red to break broncos. A revolution, brief as a summer shower —and quite as fierce while it lasted— gives Red a splendid opportunity to exhibit his savage joyousness in battle. His resourcefulness is admirably displayed when, cartridges having become exhausted, he puts out the last sputterings of revolution with quart cans of tomatoes unerringly aimed at the unfortunate Panamanian." [Cambridge Tribune 1905] Exceptionally scarce in original illustrated and printed dustjacket. Near Fine, contemporary ownership stamp at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, splits along rear spine edge and front flap edge mended at verso with archival tape, few small edge chips.

Price: $375.00

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