Chicago, Ill. Tucker-Kenworthy Co., 1927. First Edition. Signed presentation from Naylor on the front endpaper: ‘Nov. 5, ’32. Malta, Ohio. This goes to my old and reliable friend, Herb Oglevee, from the author, James Ball Naylor.” An uncommon book, especially signed. James Ball Naylor, one of the most well-known authors in the country at the turn of the twentieth century, has since faded into the shadows of obscurity. His rise from an impoverished childhood, his fight to get an education, his struggle through hardships in becoming a country doctor in rural Ohio, Naylor also developed a passion for writing poetry, novels, short stories, and children’s books. He became well-known as an entertainer and a speaker on the Lyceum and Chautauqua Circuits, as well as a political force both as a candidate and as a newspaper columnist. Tall 8vo., purple cloth, stamped in gilt; 253 pages. Item #57513
Good (front and rear covers with some staining , bubbling cloth front cover, small bend covers; contents pretty clean & tight with small crease front endpaper).