Cabbages and Kings. William Sydney Porter, O. Henry.

Cabbages and Kings.

1904. New York: McClure, 1904.

8vo, 344 pp. Original black cloth, stamped in orange, yellow and green. Minor sunning to backstrip, minor edgewear.

§ First edition of Porter’s first book, in original cloth. A collection of stories of revolution and adventure in Latin America, this book is known as the origin of the term “banana republic.” This book was largely inspired by Porter’s self-imposed exile in Honduras, where he fled after he was accused of embezzlement in New York in 1896. A very good copy of an important work. BAL 16270. Item #106357

Price: $225.00

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