The Cornet of the Horse A Tale of Marlborough's Wars
New York City, A. L. Burt Company, ND (c. 1902). Hardcover. pp. vi, 424.Small 8vo,,,This title was first published in book form by Sampson Low, Marston et al in 1881, and was one of Henty's earliest works (and one of the few juveniles not to be published by Blackies). This American edition, by Burt, is undated, but was certainly published no earlier than 1902, when Burt incorporated (see Thompson, 'The Boys' Dumas, p. 43). No priority amongst American editions appears to have been established (see Kennedy & Farmer, p. 15; Newbolt 8), although this printing by Burt was probably one of the early ones. This title was also published by Hurst and Co. and F. M. Lupton (both of New York City), Patterson and White of Philadelphia, and Donahue of Chicago. Our copy is blocked on the front board in red and black, with an image of a kneeling soldier firing a rifle at three soldiers peeking over a hill. The spine is lettered in silver. The book is bound in beige cloth and the boards are bumped at the tips, and rubbed along the edges, with light general soiling. The plain endpapers are a bit soiled. The hinges are tight. The quality of the paper on which the text was printed was inferior and it has predictably darkened with age, but is otherwise clean. Overall, a good plus copy. Ill.: black-&-white illustration.
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