BANG! BANG! ... A COLLECTION OF STORIES INTENDED TO RECALL MEMORIES OF THE NICKEL LIBRARY DAYS WHEN BOYS WERE SUPERMEN AND MURDER A FINE ART. New York: J. H. Sears & Co. Inc. Publishers, . Octavo, illustrations by John T. McCutcheon, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Eleven stories, first published in the CHICAGO RECORD in the late 1890s, including "Handsome Cyril; or, the Messenger Boy with Warm Feet," "Clarence Allen the Hypnotic Boy Journalist; or, the Mysterious Disappearance of the United States Government Bonds," and "Rollo Johnson the Boy Inventor; or, the Demon Bicycle and its Daring Rider," which were published in book form as Bandar Log Press booklets in 1903 and 1904. 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. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket (priced $2.00 on front flap) with light wear at edges, small chip from upper edge of front panel, internal tape along top edge, and faded spine panel. Uncommon in jacket. (#159108).
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