Publisher: New York: The Eagle Book Co., 1891.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: OCLC 57760704 & 720621672 record variant imprints with one holding each, both at Ohio State.
Condition: Wrappers a little stained, but overall a fine copy.
Book ID: 27461
Description8vo, original pictorial wrappers, 205 pages. Frontis and one full-page illustration.
CommentsA classic example of the pulp fiction produced at the end of the 19th century. This is the only title found in OCLC under the name (pseudonym?) Dyer Montross. In the preface the author writes "Her Private Character is written solely for the purpose of trying to combat somewhat the most pernicious evil society has to do with. It is therefore addressed to the class of people it would effect; and having this aim ever in view the author has tried to adapt it to their tastes . . . Bearing this in mind the reader cannot condemn the boldness of some of the pictures drawn; the intent of the book demands the characters; the characters demand the conversations." The preface is signed "Dyer Montross." This copy is a duplicate from the Pratt Circulating Library collection of Ohio State University. The duplicates were consigned to Serendipity Books, Berkeley, California, in the 1990s.