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[PUBLISHER TRADE CATALOGUE] - CATALOGUE Of S & S NOVELS 15¢ Revised to January, 1927.; The Right Books at the Right Price

New York City: Street & Smith Corporation, 1926. 1st Printing thus (i.e. of this catalogue). Off-white paper covers printed in red & black. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. [3] - 33, [1] pp. 7-1/8" x 4-7/8". Some wear & soiling to covers. Age-toning to paper. Bookseller logo stamp to inside rear cover, with offset to opposite page. A Very Good copy of this uncommon survivor. Francis Scott Street and Francis Shubael Smith began their publishing partnership in 1855 when they took over a broken-down fiction magazine. They then bought the existing New York Weekly Dispatch in 1858. Francis Smith was the company president from 1855 until his 1887 retirement; his son Ormond Gerald Smith taking over his role... The company, which owned a six-story building at 79 Seventh Avenue (just above 14th Street), became a publisher of inexpensive novels and weekly magazines starting in the 1880s and continuing into 1959.. Ormond Smith remained company president until his death in 1933." [Wiki] Herein we see the current offerings of S & S' many successful series.. e.g. The Love Story Library ["Romances That Please Millions"], Round the World Library ["Stories of Jack Harkaway and His Comrades"], New Southworth Library ["Splendid Romances of American Life"], etc. etc. An invaluable window into the poplular reading habits of early 20th C. American readers.
USD 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 137.5 | £UK 118.75 | JP¥ 18048] Book number 49516

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