THE VOICE OF THE CITY. O. Henry, William Sydney Porter.


Further Stories of the Four Million. New York: The McClure Company, 1908. 1 page undated ads. Original red cloth.

First Edition, first printing (with only the endpaper following the ad leaf), first binding (with "McClure" rather than "Doubleday, Page & Co." at the foot of the spine). This was O. Henry's third volume of tales (25 short ones) about the people of New York City -- following THE FOUR MILLION (1906) and THE TRIMMED LAMP (1907). He had settled there among the four million residents in 1902, after his three-year imprisonment in Texas for bank embezzlement.~This is a near-fine copy (spine slightly darkened, a couple of little edge-bumps). Blanck 16275. Item #13560

Price: $125.00

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