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THE GREAT OPTIMIST AND OTHER ESSAYS

by Hodges, Leigh Mitchell

Condition: Very Good/Dust Jacket Included


Dodge Publishing Company, New York:, 1903. pp. iii, 35 with text illuminated in green print throughout. 12mo. 230mm. Original publisher's full beige paper covered boards. Cover decorated in gilt and brown. Spine blank. Covers clean and corners sharp. Dust jacket intact and bright with slight loss at the head of the spine. Some marking on top edge of text (marker pen.) A clean and tight binding. Hardbound. Very Good. Leigh Mitchell Hodges (1876-1954) was a journalist, author, poet and lecturer. He was a columnist for the Philadelphia North American (eventually merged with the Philadelphia Inquirer) and his a column was named The Optimist. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.




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