First edition of Active Service by Stephen Crane.
Octavo, [iv], 345pp. Publishers green cloth bindings, printed illustrations, sunning on spine. Wear to edges of spine. Clean pages. An overall sturdy copy. (Bal 4084) (Williams Starrett, 21)
Comments: Stephen Crane was a prolific American writer during the late 19th century. Most notable for his works in the “realist” tradition, he was an inspiration for writers throughout the 20th century, including Ernest Hemingway. He lived a short life, dying at the age of 29 in 1900.