TRUE BILLS. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-viii 1-154 [note: first leaf is a blank], illustrations by Harry Smith, original pictorial tan cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown and black. 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-96. Stamping on spine panel rubbed, a very good copy. (#116286).
"Published October, 1904" on copyright page.