Antique (early 1900s) Jack Harkaway in Australia hardcover book written by Bracebridge Hemyng and published and printed in New York by The Federal Book Company.
THIS HARDCOVER BOOK IS COMPLETE AT 244+ pages. NO dust jacket (according to the illustrations at the reverse of the book for other titles in the Harkaway series, this series was published without dust jackets).
About the author: Bracebridge Hemyng was a popular British-born dime-novelist of penny-dreadful fiction and adventure stories written largely for young boys. Educated at Eton, Hemyng followed in his father's footsteps and was called to the bar in 1862. As a barrister, Hemyng was quite unsuccessful. Hemyng had started writing two years before completing the bar and had experienced moderate success as an author. In 1871, the first of Hemyng's "Jack Harkaway" stories appeared in the weekly Boys of England publication. It was reprinted in Frank Leslie's Boys' and Girls' Weekly that same year and in 1873, Leslie engaged Hemyng to write exclusively for his papers, Consequently, Hemyng came to the United States and in 1874 "Jack Harkaway in America" was issued.
About the title: In this book, volume 14 of Hemyng's Harkaway series, our swashbuckling, world-traveling hero Jack has run away to Australia right on the heels of his previous adventures in Greece. A rattling tale featuring convicts, bushrangers and a plentiful amount of Victorian mayhem.
Condition of book: In VERY GOOD! antique condition, the book has a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating from it. Embossed covers are in EXCELLENT! condition, for their age, showing only MODERATE! rub, wear and fraying to the corners and edges and the odd blemish (please review each of the posted photos for a complete visual of the item). Internal pages show MODERATE! foxing, with all text clear and legible. There are some watermarks to the edges of the pages. Book is complete and has NO! ripped or torn pages and NO! dog-eared corners. There are inscriptions in pencil to the front and back inside covers. Book contains no illustrations.
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