"Look here, boy, can you hold my horse a few minutes?" asked a gentleman, as he jumped from his carriage in one of the lower streets in New York. The boy addressed was apparently about twelve, with a bright face and laughing eyes, but dressed in clothes of coarse material. This was Jack Harding, who is to be our hero. "Yes, sir," said Jack, with ...
"Look here, boy, can you hold my horse a few minutes?" asked a gentleman, as he jumped from his carriage in one of the lower streets in New York. The boy addressed was apparently about twelve, with a bright face and laughing eyes, but dressed in clothes of coarse material. This was Jack Harding, who is to be our hero. "Yes, sir," said Jack, with alacrity, hastening to the horse's head; "I'll hold him as long as you like."
Frontispice. Fair to Poor. No Jacket. Hardcover Young Adult Front Bookcase: A Horatio Alger story about the pure and corageous youth of America in an undated A.L. Burt edition. The inside pages are somewhat faded and brittle, the binding is slightly loose and the cover boards are soiled.
Very Good. Presumed first edition thus (no additional printings listed; copyright 1875). Original blue, red, green and black pictorial cloth (boy in green suit with satchel in background), 331 pp + 4 pp ads, illustrated with 4 full color plates. Hardcover, very good. Corners lightly bumped, spine slightly faded, rubbed at head and foot and along lower portion of front joint, dust darkening on top edge of textblock. Internally, previous owner's gift inscription, dated Christmas, 1906, upper corners of a dozen or so adjoining leaves creased, otherwise tight, clean, paper crisp, unmarked. Children's.
Fair. No DJ. Davis. 12mo = 7-9" 299pp. Illustrated cloth covers with red/black/silver graphics. Spine has wear and tear on the bottom. Wornbumped at the top of spine. Spine is loose and hinge is cracked at back. Pages are yellowed and stained. There are several cracks in hinge. Santa sticker on front endpaper.
Poor with no dust jacket. Published by New York Book Company. Fragile copy is very yellowed due to use of acidic papers, first free endpaper has detached but is present. Covers soiled. A damaged but interesting entry in the series of stories of self-reliant youths by Mr. Alger.; 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 164 pages.
Very Good+ Book Small stamped name FEP. Uniform edition: newspaper boy, skyscraper onspine, theme expanded in color on front paste-on. very good+, no dj, taupe cloth. Illus. spine & full paste-on 272 pgs.
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