Born In A Bookshop Chapters from the Chicago Renascence

By: Starrett, Vincent (Charles Vincent Emerson)

Price: $65.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket

B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block has light, but noticeable foxing. The price-clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear, along with a couple of smallish semi-closed edge tears. There is light, but noticeable toning to the front panel, along with foxing to both front spine joint and bottom front edge. This copy includes a laid-in handwritten letter from the author, dated Dec. 1, 1970, along with a signed return envelope. "Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett was born above his grandfather's bookshop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father moved the family to Chicago in 1889 where Starrett attended John Marshall High School. Starrett landed a job as a cub reporter with the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1905. When that paper folded, two years later, he began working for the Chicago Daily News as a crime reporter, a feature writer and finally a war correspondent in Mexico from 1914 to 1915. Starrett turned to writing mystery and supernatural fiction for the pulp magazines during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1920, he wrote a Sherlock Holmes pastiche entitled The Adventure of the Unique 'Hamlet'; Starrett on at least one occasion said that the press-run was 100 copies, but on others he said that it was 200 copies. The plan was to have half the press-run with the imprint of bookseller Walter M. Hill, and half with Starrett's imprint; the printer misunderstood the instructions and only 10 have Starrett's imprint." ; Signed by Author

Title: Born In A Bookshop Chapters from the Chicago Renascence

Author Name: Starrett, Vincent (Charles Vincent Emerson)

Categories: Books On Books,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1965

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket

signed / inscribed: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A38694

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