Provenance: Lillie C. Knight (pencil signature on front free endpaper dated "May 26th 1899"). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with page 106 ending with the word "moment." BAL 15031. A FINE COPY. -- NORRIS, Frank. ...The Octopus, a Story of California. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901. 8o. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt with wheat design; cloth slipcase. Provenance: William R. Jones (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, later printing, of the first work in a planned trilogy 'The Epic of the Wheat.' BAL 15036 (fifth printing). -- NORRIS, Frank. ...The Pit, a Story of Chicago. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903. 8o. Original gray board presentation binding, printed spine label (spine lightly toned with two slight nicks at ends, label slightly toned); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Mr. H.C. Brown (inscription from the publisher's on presentation leaf); George H. Sargent, bibliographer and literary editor of the Boston Transcript (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). SPECIAL PRESENTATION EDITION OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BAL's binding A, of the second (and final) work in the planned trilogy. Norris died prior to publication. BAL 15038. (3) " /> NORRIS, Frank. <I>McTeague: A Story of San Francisco</I>. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. 8<SUP>o</SUP>. Original red cloth, decorated in white, small bookseller's label "Robertson's San Francisco" on rear pastedown (some minor spotting to text block edges, touch of rubbing to extremities, else fine); half morocco slipcase. <I>Provenance</I>: Lillie C. Knight (pencil signature on front free endpaper dated "May 26th 1899"). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with page 106 ending with the word "moment." BAL 15031. A FINE COPY. -- NORRIS, Frank. <I>...The Octopus, a Story of California</I>. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901. 8<SUP>o</SUP>. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt with wheat design; cloth slipcase. <I>Provenance</I>: William R. Jones (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, later printing, of the first work in a planned trilogy 'The Epic of the Wheat.' BAL 15036 (fifth printing). -- NORRIS, Frank. <I>...The Pit, a Story of Chicago</I>. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903. 8<SUP>o</SUP>. Original gray board presentation binding, printed spine label (spine lightly toned with two slight nicks at ends, label slightly toned); cloth slipcase. <I>Provenance</I>: Mr. H.C. Brown (inscription from the publisher's on presentation leaf); George H. Sargent, bibliographer and literary editor of the <I>Boston Transcript</I> (bookplate); Barton W. Currie (bookplate; his sale, Parke-Bernet, 8 May 1963, lot 328 [part]). SPECIAL PRESENTATION EDITION OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BAL's binding A, of the second (and final) work in the planned trilogy. Norris died prior to publication. BAL 15038. (3) | Christie's