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Heart of the West

O. Henry [pseud William Sidney Porter]

This is one of 13 books by O. Henry (1862-1910), an American writer of short stories, published in the U.K. by Hodder & Stoughton. At least six of the books have a jacket designed by Blampied (see jacket of a later impression of The Trimmed Lamp), but not all the titles have been seen with a jacket or have a signed illustration. This is an example of a jacket design that might be by Blampied. I suspect that it was trimmed at the base, where his signature was, so it was cut from the illustration on the jacket. This book is a collection of 19 short stories first published in the USA by Doubleday, Page & Company in 1906.

  First UK edition

Bibliography code: HOD-16.?

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: The O. Henry series

Year: [1916]

Format: 16 mo

Pages: 255

Binding: Red cloth with H&S torch logo and initials with vertical red bars impressed on front; title, author and publisher in black on spine with impressed logo.

Size: 180 x 120 mm

Dust jacket: noy signed

Internal illustrations: none

Price: initially 1 shilling

Printing history: copyright 1907, by Doubleday Page & Company

Printed by: not known

Image of dust jacket

Image of dust jacket on first UK edition (click to enlarge)