New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906.
1st Edition. Decorative Cloth. Beach, Rex E. THE SPOILERS. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906. First Edition of the author's significant first book. [April, 1906], [Clarence F. Underwood (illustrator]. 8vo., 314pp. Publisher's decorated bluish-grey cloth; full b&w illustrated frontispiece with caption: "What I want - I take,' and then, turning, he kissed her softly, fiercely, full upon the lips.". Dated Title Page. Basis for five film versions including the 1942 western with the wild John Wayne & Randolph Scott saloon fight. In 1905 at age 28, Beach begun to serialize The Spoilers in Everybody's Magazine, & his life & career really took off after this. Beach became a bestselling fiction writer & producer of movies based on his work. An excellent near fine or better copy. Scarce thus.
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