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Author Name:    O'BRIEN, Jack WITTEN, Bunty

Title:   Rip Darcy, Adventurer. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Winston Company, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, 1938, 

Seller ID:   109304

O'BRIEN, Jack. Rip Darcy, Adventurer. Illustrated with Portraits, and Drawings by Bunty Witten. Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago : The John C. Winston Company, (1938). First Edition. Pp (8),vii-xiii,(1),1-358,(2), colour frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine, black dog vignette to front board, top edge dyed red. Sherman John 'Jack' O’Brien (b. August 18, 1897, Duluth, Minnesota - d. December 6, 1938, New York City). "Amixture of fact and fiction, in the story of a boy and his dog, rescued fr om a wrecked schooner, and adopted by the Adventures' Club of New York. This is the story of how he went virtually around the world, in charge of first one, then another famous member of the club, including Bob Ripley, Frank Buck, George Witten, Sacha Siemel, Tex O'Reilly, Sir Hubert Wilkins and others. He travels by plane and clipper and train and boat; he has adventures with elephants, a cobra, a renegade white man, a tiger, a lion, a Central American revolution, and so on, Not as well done as some of Jack O'Brien's books, but in content the sort of material to serve as a ""bridge"" from series thrillers to better books." (Kirkus Reviews). Contents : 1. The Findingof Rip. 2. Homeward Bound. 3. Westward—and a Ball Game. 4. Aboard the Phil ippine Clipper. 5. Rip in India. 6. "Cobra! Cobra!" 7. Mail from Malay. 8. Wild Elephant. 9. Threat over the African Mission. 10. Rip Rides for Help. 11. Inside the Boma. 12. Tigers and Spears in South America. 13. Junie in the Jungle. 14. Skyward Again. 15. "Stand by for Crash!". 16. The Man Who Was Born to Fight. 17. Wounded Soldier. 18. The Story of Villa. 19. Rip and the Rangers Go into Action. 20. "Flood Tanks and Dive!" 21. End of the Adventure Trail. Very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 25.00


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