Rare 1st Edition of "The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon Jr with Bookplate from John J. Glessner NH Home
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Rare 1st Edition of "The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon Jr with Bookplate from John J. Glessner NH Home

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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a rare first edition of "The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan" by Thomas Dixon Jr. The bookplate is from the New Hampshire summer home of John J. Glessner, famed industrialist. Glessner, a Midwest native, invested in farm machinery and eventually became one of the partners in International Harvester. Apart from his grand Chicago residence, Glessner built The Rocks at Littleton, New Hampshire, the locale where he apparently enjoyed Dixon's work of fiction. Dixon wrote The Clansman as the second part in a trilogy on the Ku Klux Klan to promtoe his belief that although blacks were better off emancipated, that racial segregation was the key to a profitable American society. His work was published in 1905, in between the first and second official incarnations of the Ku Klux Klan (1865-1807s and 1915-1944). The book was beautifully illustrated by Arthur I. Keller and published by Doubleday, Page and Company of New York.

VINTAGE: Circa 1905.

SIZE: 376 pages with black and white illustrations; approximately 7-13/16" in height and 5-3/8" in width and 1-1/4" in thickness.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cloth-covered cover, paper.

ATTACHMENT: Glued binding.

MARKINGS: JOHN J. GLESSNER THE ROCKS (bookplate); Copyright, 1905 By THOMAS DIXON, JR.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an antique and collectible books collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJL94 LCIEX3/13 SCIEX11/19/20

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The book has only some minor cosmetic wear to the spine and a minor trace of a small water stain only on a few of the first pages (see photos above) and the bottom of the front cover.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.