Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit

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Author: Smith, James Thorne (1892-1934)

Year: 1918

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company

Place: New York


viii+87 pages with frontispiece and illustrations by Richard Dorgan. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial pasteboard in original pictorial jacket. With an unjacketed reading copy. First edition.

Originally published in 1918, 'Biltmore Oswald' is a work by the American writer of supernatural fantasy fiction, Thorne Smith. This book contains a series of comic stories that were written for Naval Reservist journal 'The Broadside' while Smith was serving in the Navy.


Some discoloration at spine head, spine heal and heal edges bruised, corners gently bumped, previous owner's name on front end paper. Jacket corners and edges chipped, Loss of 1" x 1/4" at front spine affecting the "B" in Biltmore, 1/2" x 1/2" triangle loss at back head edge else a very good copy in about very good jacket.

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