NORRIS, Frank (1870-1902). Manuscript leaf, comprising 6 1/4 lines on a full ledger sheet.
MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF McTEAGUE (1899). One full sheet, 406 x 267 mm, containing approximately 52 words including holograph corrections and emendations; preserved in the original printed envelope issued with the Argonaut Manuscript Edition of Norris's works (see lot 207). Describing the scene at the end of Chapter 14 after Trina has left (published as p. 283 in the first edition): "Preserved by some unknown and fearful process, a melancholy relic of a vanished happiness, unsold, neglected, and forgotten, a thin that nobody wanted...Trina's wedding bouquet."
NORRIS. The Octopus. A Story of California. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1901. 8vo. Publisher's red gilt-stamped cloth (spine slightly dulled, otherwise fine). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with all signature numbers present.
NORRIS. Moran of the Lady Letty. A Story of Adventure off the California Coast. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898. Original publisher's decorated gilt-stamped green cloth (slightly leaned, otherwise bright). FIRST EDITION. BAL 15029.