A LEAP IN THE DARK. Also News on the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. (Cover title).

By: Pendley, W. B.

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


(Chicago, IL: Published by the author), [1932].. [1932].. Good. SIGNED BY W. B. PENDLEY - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with the edges of the wraps darkened. 35 pages. Pages 11 and 26 are misprinted and blank, as published. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Good.

Signed "W. B. Pendley" on the inside front wrap.

Pendley [1879-1955], son of Kentucky farmer and Baptist minister Charles M. Pendley, recalls his childhood living in a log cabin, his two marriages and his adventures working his way over several years to Chicago where he arrives as preparations are being made for the 1933 World's Fair. He mentions some of the buildings being erected and describes a visit to the Planetarium.

Though all 35 pages are present, this self-published memoir has two blank pages where text appears to be missing. One of these pages is in the section where Pendley is still in Kentucky and the second is from a section of verses composed by the author towards the end of the book.

Laid in are a typed postcard from Pendley to pressman Fridolf Johnson, acknowledging a request for a copy of the book and Fridolf Johnson's book label which was tipped into the book and has become detached.

Rare. We have been unable to locate any other copies.

Title: A LEAP IN THE DARK. Also News on the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. (Cover title).

Author Name: Pendley, W. B.

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: (Chicago, IL: Published by the author), [1932].: [1932].

Book Condition: Good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 33711

Keywords: AMERICANA; KENTUCKY; MEMOIR; A LEAP IN THE DARK; W. B. PENDLEY; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; ADVENTURES; ANECDOTES; CHILDHOOD; 1933 CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR; FRIDOLF JOHNSON.