Young Wallingford

By: Chester, George Randolph

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately-worn but still attractive book, slight bumping and very minor fraying at most corners, diagonal creasing and one small edge-tear in frontispiece plate, light soiling and age-toning to page edges, gilt lettering on spine and front cover still bright, binding intact]. (B&W plates) Second "Wallingford" book, a follow-up to the author's 1908 novel "Get-Rich-Quick-Wallingford." There would eventually be a total of five Wallingford books, and a handful of silent movies, although the stock market crash of 1929 might have been the effective death-knell for this character, described in the subtitle of the first book as "an American business buccaneer." (In real life, however, the type seems to have made a comeback in the last few years, wouldn't you say?) [NOTE that this book lacks the "bow and arrow" first-edition designator on the copyright page -- although the publishers themselves have stated that their usage of this symbol to indicate a first edition was not always adhered to. Most of the later printings of this title were issued by Grosset & Dunlap, so at any rate the Bobbs-Merrill imprint on this one marks it as closer to the original (first edition) issue.]

Title: Young Wallingford

Author: Chester, George Randolph

Illustrator: Illustrated by F.R. Gruger & Henry Raleigh

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: Early printing

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1910)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 15387

Keywords: Businessmen Wall Street Comic Novel Movie Source