NORRIS, Frank (1870-1902). Works. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928.
10 volumes, 8vo. Title-pages printed in red and black, photogravure frontispiece portrait of Norris. Publisher's parchment paper, front covers with central gilt-stamped hexagonal device enclosing Norris's initials and three shafts of wheat, russet paper rule along spine edges, russet paper corners, top edges gilt, others uncut; original? glassine outer jackets.
LIMITED EDITION, number 64 of 245 copies of the Argonaut Manuscript Edition.
A FINE SET WITH A MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF McTEAGUE (1899). The manuscript leaf is taken from a full large ruled ledger (406 x 267 mm); preserved in the original printed envelope issued with the set. The manuscript - comprising approximately 499 words (most in black ink, a few in blue ink), heavily annotated with numerous additions, insertions and corrections - describes the fateful moment when McTeague meets Trina Sieppe for the first time. "'Say, Mac, this is my cousin, Trina Sieppe.' The two shook hands dumbly, McTeague slowly nodding his huge head with his great shock of yellow hair. Trina was very small and prettily made." The manuscript text, including Norris's emendations and a few penciled corrections by a copy editor, reads as the published text (published as pp. 21-23 in the first edition).
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