[Item #27949] The Nomads. Charles SUMMERS.

The Nomads

St. Louis: Cosmos Publishing Co., 1903. First Edition. Octavo. Publisher's pictorial red cloth, stamped in white on spine and front cover; 169pp. Spine faded, with spine lettering nearly entirely flaked away; else a tight, Very Good copy with no markings and no significant wear.

A lively, if slightly sophomoric, picaresque romance of two young men who hit the boxcars in pursuit of gold and adventure. Along the way they support themselves by begging and working odd jobs. Though of dubious authenticity -- one gets the impression that the author learned everything he knew about hoboes from the penny dreadfuls -- the romance of tramping comes through loud and clear, and the style is vigorous. With 4 rather crudely-drawn plates by G. Pearse Ennis. Scarce; OCLC gives just 7 locations; not in Hanna. SMITH S-1127.

Price: $75.00

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