The Mother of the Hoboes and Other Stories. A-No.1, pseud Leon Ray Livingston.

The Mother of the Hoboes and Other Stories

Erie, PA: A-No.1 Publishing Company, 1918. Sixth Edition. Paperback. No.9 in A-No.1's fictionalized hoboe series. Collects five stories, chief among them being "Mother Delcassee of the Hoboes," about the female proprietor of a hobo flophouse in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A-No.1, moniker of real-life vag Leon Ray Livingston, was something of a celebrity in the first few decades of the twentieth century, and did much to fuel those decades' obsession with the image of the "lovable tramp." Well-preserved copies of any title in this series are uncommon. Octavo (19.25cm); pictorial wrappers; 128pp; illus. Tanning to text edges (as is typically seen with this series), light dustiness and marginal wear to extremities, with a faint damp mark to right edge of front wrapper; a well-preserved, Very Good+ copy.

Price: $200.00