From TROPIC To TROPIC; or, Frank Reade Jr.'s Latest Tour With His Bicycle Car. Frank Reade Library. Vol. V. No. 110. October 5, 1892. Dime Novel, "Noname.", Luis. 1863 - 1939 pseudonym for Senarens.

From TROPIC To TROPIC; or, Frank Reade Jr.'s Latest Tour With His Bicycle Car. Frank Reade Library. Vol. V. No. 110. October 5, 1892.

New York: Frank Tousey, Publisher, 34 & 36 North Moore Street, 1892. Early, if not first, printing of this edition. Series advert to rear cover lists through #112 of the series. 14, [2] pp. Text triple column. Adverts last 2-1/2 pages. Large wood engraved image to front wrapper. 11-1/2" x 8-5/16". Printed paper wrappers, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age toning & browning to paper, bit of edge rash to lower right corner. Withal, a VG copy. Item #49260

An early tale from this popular series, which began in 1876 [cf. Dime Novel Companion, p. 220-221]. Some speculate Frank Reade was an inspiration for the coming Tom Swift series [ca 1910], as each protaginist is quite the inventor of futuristic devices, which, in turn, give rise to fantastic adventures.

OCLC shows only one institutional holding of this edition.

Rare.

Price: $135.00