The Casting Away of Mrs. Leeds & Mrs. Aleshine

By: Stockton, Frank

Price: $240.00

Quantity: 1 available


First Printing. From the collection of noted actor and translator Jean Hersholt--who portrayed the Grandfather in "Heidi" where Shirley Temple played the grandaughter. Hersholt was a noted Danish actor and also translated over 150 books from Hans Christian Anderson into English. In addition he was a noted collector of classic books--both antiquarian and period. This copy is in first print burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front board. 130 pp. Near fine with age toning and dustiness--but in tight sturdy unmarked condition--there is a small notation on the last page in ink "We finished reading March 23, 1887". Hersholt's custom gold label is attached to the front pastedown and signed by him at the top. In addition, he has made small pencil notations on the ffep--of "1st edition" and "high spot" "first issue". This title passed into the collection of M.B. Goldstone and was only recently auctioned off. Enclosed in a custom chemise of brown cloth with a silk pull ribbon. The chemise is likewise enclosed within a custom slipcase quarter morocco leatherette with gilt lettering to spine of title, author and year of publication. Slipcase cloth matches cloth color of chemise. 5 ribs. Slipcase is very good with edgewear to spine but with all readable letterings. Slipcase cloth is unmarked and fine. Chemise is unblemished and fine also. The wonderful story from Stockton of two New York ladies who travel on a boat cruise and become deserted on an island. A beautiful copy from a noted actor and collector in a custom enclosure whose owner treasured his collection. Hersholt's inventory number 575.

Title: The Casting Away of Mrs. Leeds & Mrs. Aleshine

Author Name: Stockton, Frank

Categories: Early 20th Century Fiction (Cloth Books), American Fiction (Various Authors), All New--M. B. Goldstone Collection,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1886

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Slipcased

Size: 12mo

Seller ID: cfe12636

Keywords: FICTION