This is a good leather bound hardcover. 1899 Scribner Publishing. This copy is good inside and out. The pages have acquired light natural tanning from age but no foxing seen. Bound in soft flexible calf-leather, a common binding for the times, this is considered a "pocket book". Pocket books were small books designed for easy carry, slipped into a pocket or purse for reading anywhere. The binding on this copy is actually still very good with the pages tight and straight. Top page edges tipped in gold. Brown leather cover with gold lettering front and spine is also remarkably good with light wearing and a spot where sticker removed front cover. 16mo book size or 4" x 6" with 224 pages. The ribbon bookmark is no longer attached but present inside.
Gallagher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis is a collection of short stories by Davis who was most well known for his journalism. Dappling in fiction to his stories were considered amusing with interesting characters. The feature title in this edition is Gallagher, who is a copy boy for a newspaper. Gallagher goes on investigative adventures and a short film and several TV episodes led to several sequels. It appears it may have been Davis' most popular story. Davis was the first American journalist to cover the Spanish American War and contributor to Theodore Roosevelts political career with his articles. The selections in this edition include 9 other short stories beside Gallagher including two Van Bibber stories, The Cynical Miss Catherwaight and The Other Woman.
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