CAST ADRIFT Select Works of T. S. ARTHUR (ca. 1880)
CAST ADRIFT (SELECT WORKS of T. S. ARTHUR - CAST ADRIFT - ILLUSTRATED ... front, rear cover, and spine title). By T. S. Arthur, Published by Arthur's Select Works Publishing House, Philadelphia.
Classic Fiction Novel
Vintage from the 1880's
Cast Adrift was T.S. Arthur’s most fervent cry against the moral, social, and physical degradation in which many children and adults lived in the cities of nineteenth century America. Though it is cast in the form of a novel, it presents a catalog of societal evils. Its intent was to rouse comfortable middle and upper class Americans to action in righting the human wrongs that existed right in their midst.
Blue with a fancy front embellished black title, a rear blind-stamped title, and a black spine title with gilt over the title name. THE STRING BINDING IS HEAVILY SHAKEN. The pages are generally clean with light scattered foxing. Chocolate endpapers. Undated circa 1880 with the original owner gift inscription (Christmas 1882) at half-title page. Hardcover book in fair condition. Illustrated.