Cabbages and Kings.
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 Porters 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 Porters 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 Id: 106357)