Laddie: A True Blue Story

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

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Book Condition: Good

First edition, first state. Front hinge just starting, a few small spots along cover edge. 1913 Hard Cover. 602 pp. Original blue cloth, white titles and flowers on cover, endpapers and first 10 pages before text decorated with illustrations, color frontispiece. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gene Stratton-Porter (August 17, 1863 – December 6, 1924) was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some of the best-selling novels and well-received columns in magazines of the day. Born Geneva Grace Stratton in Wabash County, Indiana, she married Charles D. Porter in 1886, and they had one daughter, Jeannette. She became a wildlife photographer, specializing in the birds and moths in one of the last of the vanishing wetlands of the lower Great Lakes Basin. The Limberlost and Wildflower Woods of northeastern Indiana were the laboratory and inspiration for her stories, novels, essays, photography, and movies. Although there is evidence that her first book was Strike at Shane's, which was published anonymously, her first attributed novel, The Song of the Cardinal met with great commercial success. Her novels Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost are set in the wooded wetlands and swamps of the disappearing central Indiana ecosystems she loved and documented. She eventually wrote over 20 books. Although Stratton-Porter wanted to focus on nature books, it was her romantic novels that made her famous and generated the finances that allowed her to pursue her nature studies. She was an accomplished author, artist and photographer and is generally considered to be one of the first female authors to promulgate public positions — in her case, conserving the Limberlost Swamp. Catherine Woolley, author of the Ginnie and Geneva series of children's books, may have named her character of Geneva Porter after Geneva Stratton-Porter. -- Wikipedia

Title: Laddie: A True Blue Story

Author: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Illustrator: Pfeifer, Herman

Categories: Modern First Editions, American, Literature, Books to Film,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1913

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2199349