RED ROONEY. R. M. Ballantyne.


Or The Last of the Crew. With Illustrations. London: James Nisbet & Co., 1886. 24 pp undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled.

First Edition of this boys' tale sited in the Arctic. Per Ballantyne's Preface,~We are too much accustomed to think of Eskimos as a bluff, hairy race of savages... The present volume seeks to modify that view by attempting to show that they have interesting domestic arrangements, and are affected by joys, sorrows, fears, perplexities, and aspirations after the good, true and beautiful -- very much like ourselves.~RED ROONEY was the first Ballantyne title to appear in what Sadleir calls the "Nisbet 3" binding -- mimicking the bindings of G. A. Henty, who was then just gaining great popularity. This copy is in red cloth and is in very good condition (spine faded as usual with red cloth, but very little wear). Quayle 75a; Sadleir 123. Item #9739

Price: $135.00

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