The Rise Of Silas Lapham

Howells, William Dean

Published by Ticknor & Co; Boston; 1884/1885, 1885
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Watermark West Rare Books (Wichita, KS, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: 205.06
Convert Currency
Shipping: 5.57
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Rise Of Silas Lapham

Publisher: Ticknor & Co; Boston; 1884/1885

Publication Date: 1885

Binding: Hardcover


; 515 pp.; ; F-; ".invariably cited in any list of American "business" novels.its real story involves the unsuccessful efforts of a crude by essentially honest self-made man to become accepted by Boston Brahmins. Lapham is a credible businessman who has made a fortune in mineral paint discovered on a family farm. quite untypical of contemporary entrepreneurs. he makes large loans to a crooked former partner. which result in his own ruin. All, however, ends happily. As Frank Norris.contemptuously remarked, Howells's realism in American social studies amounted to crises involving cups of tea." --Auchincloss/Business.10 #1 This copy has the first state preliminary boxed ad, headed as "Works" rather than "Novels." Furthermore, this copy has the perfect type in "sojourner" in the last line of page 176. BAL notes that all known reprints have battered type at this point, and therefore assumes that those copies with the first ads and the unbattered type constitute the earliest issue. The original tan cloth, with gilt lettering. There is a 1/2" lightly worn spot to the top edge of the front cover, else bright and tight. . . BAL=9619.1 [kwA_ 1st Ed. ]. Bookseller Inventory # 20283

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Watermark West Rare Books
Address: Wichita, KS, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 15 November 1999
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating

Terms of Sale:

______1. PRICES are Net to All

______2. Cash With Order Only
(Purchase Orders accepted from Libraries only)

______3. SHIPPING is added to all orders
/ Shipping via U.S. Post Office Only _____
/ ABE shipping quote does not include insurance
_____ Foreign shipping will be higher.

______4. PAYMENT (Always in US Dollars)
/ PayPal PREFERRED for US orders
/ Otherwise Abe Direct, Check or Money Order for US orders.
/ FOREIGN orders must be paid via ABE DIRECT ONLY...


[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG.__If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Store Description: A brick & mortar store specializing in Western Americana and some Literature