HENRY KITCHELL WEBSTER COLLECTION (15 titles CALUMET 'K', ROGER DRAKE, THE CORBIN NECKLACE, et al )

Indianapolis or NY: Bobbs-Merrill or MacMillan, 1901. 1st Edition. Hardcover. HENRY KITCHELL WEBSTER COLLECTION. A group of 15 titles written by and owned or inscribed to immediate family members by prolific author Henry Kitchell Webster (1875 - 1932). Webster, who lived in Evanston, Illinois, set most of his novels in Chicago or the Midwest and wrote in genres as diverse as science fiction, family drama and mystery. He is credited with publishing 29 titles and magazine serials under his own name, plus an unknown amount under various pseudonyms. These copies have been well-read: all are first editions, none have dustjackets. The covers are worn and soiled, but overall still most copies are in good or better condition. Merwin- Webster. (Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster) CALUMET "K". NY: Macmillan, 1901. Henry Kitchell Webster ownership stamp on pastedown. ROGER DRAKE CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY. NY: Macmillan, 1902. Inscribed to "Charles S. Leonard, Esq Merry Christmas from Henry K Webster' on ffe. Ownership stamp on pastedown. A KING IN KHAKI. NY: Appleton, 1909. Webster ownership stamp on pastedown THE SKY MAN. NY: A. L. Burt, 1910. Ownership signature ffe. THE GIRL IN THE OTHER SEAT. NY: Appleton, 1911. Ownership stamp on pastedown. THE PAINTED SCENE. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1916. Ownership signature on ffe. Ownership stamp on pastedown. THE REAL ADVENTURE. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1916. Inscribed to his wife "Mary Orth Webster her book from her husband HKW January 25th 1916" on the ffe, and at the bottom of the ffe, "This is the first copy to come out of the first package. so that, in spirit and intent, it is the first copy. HKW". Ownership stamp on pastedown. THE THOROUGHBRED. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1917. Inscribed to "Bernie C. (L.) Bindey (?), his book and his most sincerely, Henry Kitchell Webster, April 1917" REAL LIFE. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922. Inscribed to his son "Henry Kitchell Webster, Jr. from Dad July 1921" Ownership stamp pastedown. (another copy). Ownership stamp pastedown. JOSEPH GREER AND HIS DAUGHTER. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922. Inscribed to his son "Kitch from Dad October 1922". Ownership stamp of Henry Kitchell Webster on pastedown. (another copy). Inscribed to his wife "Mary Orth Webster from Harry November 1, 1922" Ownership stamp of Henry Kitchell Webster on pastedown. THE OTHER STORY. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1923. Inscribed to his son H. K. Webster, Jr. and dated October 1923 on the ffe. THE CORBIN NECKLACE. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1926. Ownership signature of Webster plus that of his wife, Mary O. Webster on the ffe. PHILOPENA. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1927. Ownership stamp pastedown. Good/VeryGood. Item #011377

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