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Tarkington, Booth

Booth Tarkington is notable as one of three novelists to ever win more than one Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The fact that the other two, John Updike and William Faulkner, command far more name recognition than Tarkington is downright unfortunate. Tarkington’s novels, written over the span of a 50 year career, are by turns highly particular to their settings and strikingly universal in their concerns. His thoughtful consideration of the American identity after the First World War, particularly from a Midwestern position, remains valuable and relevant to the current age. His most famous novels, for which he won Pulitzer Prizes, are The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. The Magnificent Ambersons was first published in 1918 by Doubleday, Page of New York. Its first editions are generally valued between $1,000 and $12,500, depending on the condition of the paper and jacket. First editions of Alice Adams (Doubleday, Page, and Co.: New York, 1921) are sold beginning around $500 but can be valued up to about $15,000 if signed (look for a typographical error on page 419).

Another notable work by Booth Tarkington is his Penrod series, which, upon its publication, was as popular as Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. These collections of short episodes featuring the adventures of Penrod Schofield were initially published as three books, Penrod (Doubleday, Page: New York, 1914), Penrod and Sam (Doubleday, Page, and Co.: New York, 1916), and Penrod Jashber (Doubleday, Doran and Co.: New York, 1929), and were later compiled into Penrod: His Complete Story (Doubleday, Doran and Co.: New York, 1931). First editions of each of these are available starting at about $500, but can be worth up to $3,000 if they are signed or otherwise remarkable.

Tarkington, Booth. Gentleman from Indiana. Doubleday and McClure Co, New York (1899). first issue with eye and so pretty on p 245; brainy bumpson p 291; and brain of Zeus on p 342; 1000 copies printed.

Tarkington, Booth. Monsieur Beauclaire. McClure, Phillips and Co., New York (1900). 6 illustrations by C.D. Williams; text designs by Chas. Edw. Hooper

Tarkington, Booth. Gentleman From Indiana. Doubleday and McClure, 1900., NY: (1900). 1000 copies printed.

Tarkington,Booth. Two Vanrevels. McClure, Phillips and Co, New York (1902). First state with the for she in last line, p. 1927; 500 copies; Illustrated by Henry Hutt

Tarkington,Booth. Cherry. Harper and Brothers, New York (1903).

Tarkington, Booth. In The Arena. McClure, Phillips, New York (1905). Stories of Political Life; Illustrated by A. I. Keller. J. J. Gould and Power O'Malley

Tarkington, Booth. Beautiful Lady. McClure, Phillips and Co, New York (1905). Book contains 2 full page illustration both done by Booth Tarkington

Tarkington, Booth. Conquest of Canaan. Harper and Brothers, New York (1905). 8 illustrations by Lucius W. Hitchcock; According to Russo and Sullivan, p. 17-18, this is the first state: 1). No symbol R on the copyright page. 2). With perfect P on line 2, p. 378.

Tarkington, Booth. His Own People. Doubleday Page and Co., Garden City (1907). Frontis and 5 inserted plates by Lawrence Mazzanovich and F. R. Gruger; Decorated by Wm. St. John Harper

Tarkington, Booth. Man from Home. Harper and Brothers, New York (1908). With Illustrations from Scenes in the Play; Wilson, Harry Leon

Tarkington, Booth. Beasley's Christmas Party. Harper and Brothers, New York (1909). Illustrated by Ruth Sypherd Clements, frontispiece and marginal illustrations in color

Tarkington, Booth. Beauty and the Jacobin. Harpers, New York (1912).

Tarkington, Booth. Flirt. Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City (1913). Illustrations by Clarence F. Underwood.

Tarkington, Booth. Penrod. Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City (1914). Second state (with sence on pg.19, but with page viii unnumbered); Illustrated by Gordon Grant

Tarkington, Booth. Turmoil. Grosset and Dunlap, New York (1915). Illustrated with Scenes from the Photoplay

Tarkington, Booth. Penrod. Doubleday, Page and Co, New York (1916). and Sam; with 'sence' for 'sense' (p.19), but without p.[viii] numbered; Frontis and 7 inserted b/w plates by Worth Brehm

Tarkington, Booth. Seventeen. Harper and Brothers, New York and London (1916). A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William; 12 illustrations by Arthur William Brown

Tarkington, Booth. Magnificent Ambersons. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1918).

Tarkington, Booth. Magnificent Ambersons. Doubleday, Page and Company,New York (1918).

Tarkington, Booth. Magnificent Ambersons. William Briggs, Toronto (1918). Eight BandW illustrated plates by Arthur William Brown

Tarkington, Booth. Works of Booth Tarkington. Doubleday, Page and Co., Garden City (1918). 27 Volumes; 565 copies.

Tarkington, Booth. Ramsey Milholland. Doubleday, Page, Garden City (1919).

Tarkington, Booth. Gibson Upright. Curtis Publishing, New York (1919).

Tarkington, Booth. Gibson Upright. Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City (1919).

Tarkington, Booth. Hon. John Church Company, Cincinnati (1919). Post Wheeler; Julius Caesar; A Travesty With Music in Three Acts; Presented by The Princeton University Triangle Club

Tarkington, Booth. Alice Adams. Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City (1921). Illustrated by Arthur William Brown; On Pg. 419 line 14 the words why and you are in their proper order

Tarkington, Booth. Harlequin and Columbine. Doubleday, Page and Co. Garden City, New York (1921). Frontispiece by E. Stetson Crawford.

Tarkington, Booth. Gentle Julia. Doubleday, Page and Co. Garden City, New York (1922). Illustrated by G. Allan Gilbert and Worth Brehm

Tarkington, Booth. Works of Booth Tarkington. Doubleday, Page, Garden City New York (1922). (21 vols) Seawood Edition;1075 copies; Contents: In the Arena, The Flirt, Women, Seventeen, Turmoil, Magnificent Ambersons, Penrod and Sam, The Conquest of Canaan, Gentle Julia, Harlequin and Columbine and Other Stories, Claire Ambler, Gentleman from Indiana, Midlander, Penrod, Monsieur Beaucaire, the Beautiful Lady, His Own People, and Other Stories, The Fascinating Stranger and Other Stories, Guest of Quesnay, Two Van Revels, Alice Adams, Plutocrat Ramsey Milholland

Tarkington, Booth. PENROD. Grosset and Dunlap, New York (1923). and Sam

Tarkington, Booth. Collector's Whatnot. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1923). A Compendium, Manual, and Syllabus of Information and Advice on all Subjects Appertaining to the Collection of Antiques, both Ancient and not so Ancient; A Monument to the Horsehair Period; ROBERTS, Kenneth L., and KAHLER, Hugh M. as Cornelius Obenchain Van Loote, Milton Kilgallen, and Murgatroyd Elphinstone, compiled by; Illustrations by Booth Tarkington

Tarkington , Booth. Fascinating Stranger. Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City, New York (1923). 377 copies printed; Contains 12 other short stories.

Tarkington, Booth. Midlander. Doubleday Page and Company, Garden City (1923). 377 copies printed

Tarkington, Booth. Midlander. S.B. Gundy, Totonto (1924).

Tarkington, Booth. Women. Doubleday, Page, Garden City (1925).

Tarkington, Booth. Looking Forward and Others. Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City (1926).

Tarkington, Booth. Growth. Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City (1927).

Tarkington, Booth. Plutocrat. Doubleday, Page and Company, New York (1927). 1000 copies printed.

Tarkington, Booth. Claire Ambler. Doubleday, Doran, New York (1928). 500 copies printed.

Tarkington, Booth. World Does Move. Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York (1928).

Tarkington, Booth. Penrod Jashber. Doubleday, Doran and Company, Garden City (1929). Illus. by Gordon Grant

Tarkington, Booth. New Penrod Book. Doubleday, Doran and Company , New York (1929).

Tarkington, Booth. World Does Move. Heinemann, London (1929). An Autobiographical Narrative

Tarkington, Booth. Young Mrs. Greeley. Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York (1929). Dust jacket art by Harry McGinnis.

Tarkington, Booth. Mirthful Haven. Doubleday, Doran and Company, Garden City (1930). Provenance: Estate of the Renowned Andrew H. Green Family of New York

Tarkington, Booth. Penrod. Doubleday, Doran, Garden City (1931). His Complete Story; Illustrations by Gordon Grant

Tarkington, Booth. Wanton Mally. Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York (1932). A Gay Romance of England in the Days of Charles the Merry; WITH DRAWINGS BY JOSEPH SIMONT; Full colour frontis plate is a portrait of M. De Champvallion by Largilliere.

Tarkington, Booth. Gentle Julia. Doubleday, Doran and Company, Garden City (1933).

Tarkington, Booth. Presenting Lily Mars. Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York (1933). Pictorial endpapers designed by Harve Stein

Tarkington, Booth. Little Orvie. Doubleday, Doran and Co., New York (1934). Illustrated by George Brehm

Tarkington, Booth. Mr. White. Doubleday Doran, Garden City (1935). Four peculiar stories, with an additional preface by the author; The Red Barn, Hell, and Bridewater

Tarkington, Booth. Lorenzo Bunch. Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York (1936).

Tarkington, Booth. Rumblin Galleries. Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York (1937). Illustrated by Ritchie Cooper.

Tarkington, Booth. Some old portraits. Doubleday, Doran and Co., New York (1939). A Book About Art and Human Beings; 247 copies; vignette title-page printed in black and yellow, 22 plates (14 in color)

Tarkington, Booth. Fighting Littles. Doubleday, Doran and Company, Garden City (1941).

Tarkington, Booth. Heritage of Hatcher Ide. Doubleday, Doran and Company, New York (1941).

Tarkington, Booth. Kate Fennigate. Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York (1943). Dust jacket design by oscar Ogg

Tarkington, Booth. Image Of Josephine. Doubleday, Doran and Company, Garden City (1945). The Story of a Turbulent Woman

Tarkington, Booth. Lady Hamilton and Her Nelson. House of Books, New York (1945). Designed by The Doomsday Press; 300 copies printed.

Tarkington, Booth. Monsieur Beaucaire. Limited Editions Club, New York (1961). double spead title page and 8 full page full color plates by T. M. Cleland; Designed by T. M. Cleland and printed on specially made laid paper at the press of A. Colish in Mt. Vernon; 1500 copies printed; WITH A PREFACE BY J. DONALD ADAMS