The Short Line War [Inscribed and Signed by Merwin]. RAILROAD FICTION, pseud. Samuel Merwin, Henry Kitchell Webster.

The Short Line War [Inscribed and Signed by Merwin]

New York: Macmillan Company, 1899. First Edition. 12mo (17.5cm.); publisher's green pictorial cloth stamped in red, yellow, white, and gilt, top edge gilt; vi,334pp. Board extremities a bit rubbed and corners bumped, yellow portion of upper cover very slighly effaced, else Very Good and sound. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "For Hollis W Field / With the compliments of / Samuel Merwin."

One of two novels produced by the Merwin-Webster collaboration, this on the railway industry which had a notable effect on Frank Norris's own novel "The Octopus," published two years later. WRIGHT III 3708.

Price: $60.00

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