The Sunny Side of the Street
Wilder, Marshall P.

New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1905. F 359 pages; tissue-guarded frontispiece photogravure illustration by Marceau of New York of the author, facsimile signature below; humorously illustrated throughout by Bart Haley drawings in black and white; Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1859-1914) stage comic and author; at front is a useful page-numbered alphabetical listing index of the people who appear in the funny stories within, hundreds of names from the late nineteenth century social and theater, literary scene, from Henry E. Abbey to John Russell Young; laid-in is an illustrated broadside announcement from the publisher regarding this book; elaborate cover decorations by Charles Graham; bound in dark blue ribbed cloth, black and white portrait paste-down and a color paste-down with gilt 'sun' rays and outlining; spine gilt, mostly rubbed away; some edge, tips wear to binding; very good condition and an interesting glimpse at the humor of the time, here captured in short comic vignettes. Very Good H (Item ID: 18882)


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