Stuart and Bamboo [in the RARE DUST JACKET]. Mrs. S. P. McLean Greene, Mrs. Sarah Platt McLean Greene.
Stuart and Bamboo [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
Stuart and Bamboo [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
Stuart and Bamboo [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
Stuart and Bamboo [in the RARE DUST JACKET]
Stuart and Bamboo [in the RARE DUST JACKET]

Stuart and Bamboo [in the RARE DUST JACKET]

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (some dust soiling to the closed page block's top edge, a bit of edge wear and some minor bending to the leading board corners) with a bookseller's sticker of Thomson Stationary Company of Vancouver Ltd affixed to the rear pastedown's lower left corner, in a not quite Very Good example of the RARE DUST JACKET with general wear and chipping, the front panel separated from the spine panel, and the flaps mostly split from their adjoining panels). The novel is centered on Mrs. O'Regan Stuart who believes that she is "Of the Line of Kings" and thus divides her community into only two classes, calling anyone who was not both Celtic and Catholic "Bamboo" with the Celtic and Catholic folks being seen as good and clean and thus called "Stuart" -- even pets were categorized under this system. Greene published multiple books, the best-known of which is "Cape Cod Folks" (1881) -- of which eleven further editions or printings were issued by the end of 1882. (Notably, McLean portrayed the locals of Cape Cod using their real names, leading to multiple lawsuits.) "Stuart and Bamboo" is one of the most popular of her multiple novels, and copies in the dust jacket are extraordinarily difficult to find. A Near Fine copy -- in a worn but RARE DUST JACKET -- of this relatively early work by a woman published in her real name (although as a "Mrs.", but still showing progress from the era in which women published their works pseudonymously using a male or gender-neutral name). QUITE SCARCE INDEED. Near fine / very good -. Item #867

Price: $175.00