PEOPLE YOU KNOW. New York: R. H. Russell, 1903. Small octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-224, illustrations by John T. McCutcheon and others, original decorated medium blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark blue. First edition. Ade, a Hoosier who cut his teeth in Chicago journalism alongside Eugene Field and Finley Peter Dunne, was a popular humorist in his day but is now largely forgotten. He specialized in slangy stories and ironic fables. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 A-94. Private owner's signature on front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, else a very good copy. (#116285).
"First Impression, April, 1903" on copyright page.