Monsieur Beaucaire / by Booth Tarkington ; illustrated by C. D. Williams.

Other records:
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
New York : McClure, Phillips & Co., 1900.
[8], 127, [3] p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
Gambling -- Fiction.
Bath (England) -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
With half-title.
"Copyright, 1900, by McClure, Phillips & Co."
"The decorations, by Charles Edward Hooper, appear on end papers, title-page, dedication page, list of illustrations and half-title. Each chapter has a decorative head and tailpiece except Chapter Five, which lacks tailpiece."--Cf. Russo.
"In the first issue the Gilliss Press seal, on the page following text, measures 1/2" in diameter, later 34" (scant). A dime completely covers the seal in the first state, leaves it slightly apparent in the second."--Cf. Russo.
Red cloth binding with front cover and spine gilt stamped. Top edge gilt stained. Endpapers have decorative design with initials B. T. in center and decorator's initial in lower right.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 has clipping from Publisher's Weekly of February 28, 1931 laid in.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1 has the autograph of Winifred Sears and the ms. inscription: "Mr. + Mrs. P. # S.".
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 2 has dustjacket and slipcase (worn along edges) retained.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 2 has two slips from Arthur Swann with book information - one laid in at front and one on p.1 of cover between plastic cover and dustjacket.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has bookplate "Vitam Impendere Vero Katharine de B. Parsons" on front pastedown.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 2 has ms. note on half-title.
Culture Class Collection copy 2 inscribed "Very gladly inscribed for Mr. John Chrisman, Booth Tarkington. March 25 '36".
Culture Class Collection copies 1 & 2 have seal in the first state.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
Sears, Winifred (autograph) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1)
Parsons, Katharine deB., 1897-1993 (bookplate) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 2)
Chrisman, John (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy 2)
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy 2)
Penn Chronology:
Williams, C. D. (Charles D.), 1875-1954.
Hooper, Charles Edward.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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