JACK AND THE CHECK BOOK. John Kendrick Bangs.

JACK AND THE CHECK BOOK. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1911. Octavo, pp. [1-16] 1-235 [236] [237-240] [note: first two and last two leaves used as front and rear free endpapers and paste-downs, 24 illustrations by Albert Levering, title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial medium green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark green, orange, and white. First edition. Collects six humorous fantasy stories, mostly political and social satire. "The Great Wish Syndicate," in which a kindly man who befriends a fairy who gives him three wishes, which he compounds into millions of wishes and plans to establish a wish trust, is quite amusing. Reginald 00830. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). BAL 788. A fine copy. (#5788).

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"PUBLISHED MAY, 1911" on copyright page.