Oct 27, 2022 - Sale 2619

Sale 2619 - Lot 155

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
[CRANE, STEPHEN.] Maggie. A Girl of the Streets. (A Story of New York). By Johnston Smith. 8vo, original yellow wrappers, black lettering and red rules on front cover, covers detached with chipping to edges and closed tears (not touching letters), soiling; first three pages stained, else contetns generally clean, intermittent tears to blank margins; 1/4 morocco slipcase (spine defective); typed note laid in assigning previous ownership to art critic Henry McBride (his sticker on slipcase), thence to M.H. Miltzlaff (his note), thence to present owner. First edition of the author's first book. Maggie was published at the author's own expense in an edition of 1,100 copies, but he destroyed most of them when they failed to sell. Rare. BAL 4068. [New York, 1893]