Title: The Rise Of Silas Lapham
Publisher: Ticknor & Co; Boston; 1884/1885
Publication Date: 1885
; 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
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 15 November 1999
______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...
______5. ALL BOOKS ARE FIRST PRINTI...[More Information]
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